Monday, December 17, 2007

Studying Up On Pitch Recognition

Even with the recent Mitchell Report I still remain very enthusiastic about the upcoming season. Since we are just a few months away I thought a little primer on identifying pitches while watching the game could help us all out. Check out this page for some helpful diagrams and explanations of 12 different pitches.

Hat Tip: Twins Nation:
Baseball Illustrated Pitches Link:

Welcome Our New Back-Up Catcher Gary Bennett

I'm sure you've been aching to discover who would be our back-up to Russell Martin. Well, the winner is Gary Bennett. Colletti had this to say about him.
“Gary provides us with a veteran catcher who can spell Russell from time to time,” said Colletti. “ He has been a member of some very good teams and the fact that he has spent his entire Major League career in the National League is also something we found to be beneficial.”
Not that I expect him to play very much, here is what the Dodger PR department sent me about his stats.
Last year, Bennett hit .314 following the All-Star break, including .400 (8-for-20) in the month of September and closed the season on a 7-for-11 tear (.636). The veteran also batted .313 with runners on base, .333 with runners in scoring position and two out and .383 from the seventh inning on.
Those are some pretty good numbers.

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