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5/9: COBS (Dempster) @ DBR (Leake) - 12:10 CDT (WGN)


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No one is going to convince me that Leake is a good pitcher. I don't give a crap what he has done so far in his career. It's really simple...wait on strikes and then swing.

But the key is the approach to hitting those strikes. If he is going to throw outside, you have to be willing to go that way. He gets a lot of movement on his pitches so he is jamming a lot of Cubs hitters. He doesn't throw that hard so I would have the batters move up in the box, but most major league players don't do things like that anymore.

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Starlin Castro.

 

So, how many guys have hit for the cycle in reverse order for the first four hits of their career?

 

I have a pile of cash here that says it's never happened before.

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No one is going to convince me that Leake is a good pitcher. I don't give a crap what he has done so far in his career. It's really simple...wait on strikes and then swing.

But the key is the approach to hitting those strikes. If he is going to throw outside, you have to be willing to go that way. He gets a lot of movement on his pitches so he is jamming a lot of Cubs hitters. He doesn't throw that hard so I would have the batters move up in the box, but most major league players don't do things like that anymore.

 

Agreed. The guy rarely throws a first pitch strike and the Cubs keep killing themselves by swinging at 2-0.

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