Cement Mixer Pitch Baseball

Alec Hansen

Relying on SL more in the 'pen than past looks. Good power to it in the upper-80s; flashes a big league pitch w/ sharp, late action at best but wildly inconsistent. Frequently got loose and was a cement mixer. Requires deep projection but ingredients of avg pitch in the tank. Relying on SL more in the 'pen than past looks.

Dodgers are stunned in the ninth in loss to Cubs

Dave Roberts called the pitch a “cement mixer,” which is baseball-speak for a breaking ball that spins but doesn’t really go anywhere. This one, a cut-fastball, came out of Dodgers closer ...

From Fastballs To Greaseballs, 'K' Offers A History Of

Apr 18, 2019 · From Fastballs To Greaseballs, 'K' Offers A History Of Baseball's Most Iconic Pitches NY Times baseball writer Tyler Kepner spoke to 22 hall-of-fame pitchers about what they throw, and how they ...

Urban Dictionary: cement mixer

In baseball, when a pitcher throws a slider that doesn't break and hangs in the trike zone. ... The cement mixer: even more of a painful experience than Tequila ...

K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches: Kepner, Tyler

The baseball is an amazing plaything. We can grip it and hold it so many different ways, and even the slightest calibration can turn an ordinary pitch into a weapon to thwart the greatest hitters in the world. Each pitch has its own history, evolving through the decades as the masters pass it down to the next generation.

How many different baseball pitches are there?

Jun 27, 2019 · Well, there's a handful of standard pitches used, although the actual velocity and movement (meaning side-to-side, or down) of each pitch-type is limitless. In other words, a pitcher may have multiple "fastballs," each that vary in velocity and mo...

Grant Cohn: The curveball: Resurrection of a lost art

People who know say the curveball is coming back to life in Major League Baseball. ... The slider is an easier pitch for those guys to hit. ... A bad slider is what we call a Backup Cement Mixer ...

K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches by Tyler Kepner

The pitch was widely derided as a “nickel curve”—a breaking ball, yes, but a cheap knockoff of the real thing. That term is long gone, but “cement mixer,” which describes a lazy and obvious slider, persists today. The critics of the slider were blind to its impact.

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Oct 18, 2017 · But let’s not be too hard on the guy. We’d all swing through his cement mixer curveballs and his 87 mph fastballs. It’s just that no one in the major leagues (or triple-A) would. Vance Worley. ND - While the “Vanimal” may have done something nasty to earn himself the nickname, his stuff in 2017 wasn’t nasty in the least. This season ...

Stephen Strasburg limps off and Nationals bullpen staggers in

He kind of threw a cement mixer up there that didn’t break to a hot hitter.” ... He yielded a second-inning home run to Bruce but on a tough pitch, a change-up away that the outfielder flicked ...

The Yankees' Five Longest Home Runs of 2017

Nov 07, 2017 · The Yankees’ Five Longest Home Runs of 2017. ... Lefty Matt Boyd left an 80.4 mph cement mixer changeup up in the zone in the first inning, and Sanchez hit it to the concession stands beyond the ...

Lindor's pair of homers leads Indians past Twins 9-8

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Amazon.com: K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches

Those of us who have had the good fortune to pitch a baseball in competition at any level should enjoy Tyler Kepner's inside view on the art of pitching. His book, K: A History of Baseball in 10 Pitches, covers various kinds of ...

Wait a second. Didn’t the Braves fix their bullpen?

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TV SPORTS; The Mets' Leiter Talks a Good

Oct 10, 2003 · Leiter offered refreshing and pointed analysis of pitching sequences, location and strategy, added some lexicon (''cement mixer'' for a particular slider and ''chase zones'' for a batter's ...

2019 MLB Top Prospects: Next wave of call-ups who will impact

At his best, he’s a No. 3 starter with a plus fastball and nasty slider. At his worst, he can’t find the zone with his heater and throws cement-mixer breaking balls that get launched in the seats.

Here is the most interesting September call-up for all 30 MLB

Sep 04, 2016 · Here is the most interesting September call-up for all 30 MLB teams ... It's a devastating swing-and-miss pitch at its best and a cement mixer at its worst. ... Mendez is one of the top pitching ...

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Spin Rate Part II: Spin Axis & Useful Spin

Perfectly gyroscopic spin would not produce a “dot.” It would look more like a circle. This is what hitters refer to as the “cement mixer” slider. It does not break, and typically gets hit a long way. A tighter dot would be an illusion produced by the four seams of the baseball overlapping as they interrupt the area of this circle.

Baseball Hall of Fame

As a 19-year-old, Osterhoudt even had a part to play in the creation of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in 1937. He worked as a cement mixer for Bedford Construction Co., the company that helped construct the

Can James Norwood Have Impact for Cubs in 2019?

The Bronx native uses a three-pitch mix and tries to overpower opposing hitters with his fastball, which sits 97-98 and has touched 100. The pitch has tailing life in the bottom of the zone and he can run it up at the letters to get swings and misses as well. Due to his lack of command of it, however, the fastball does play down.

Jakob Junis lacks run support in Royals' loss

On the first pitch, Baez hammered his 25th home run to deep center on an 84-mph slider. Statcast™ projected the homer to travel 414 feet with an exit velocity of 106 mph. "It was just a bad pitch," McCarthy said. "Cement-mixer slider that stayed down the middle and he got it."

Twins roar back from 8-run hole but still lost to Cleveland

2018/06/01 · The Indians, owners of baseball’s best bullpen ERA (2.89) last season, entered with the majors’ worst mark at 6.02 and a 4-12 record. Free-agent losses and nagging injuries to lefty Andrew ...

San Francisco Giants’ Offense Finally Wakes Up With

2018/04/04 · GORKYS ENDS HIS DROUGHT — Gorkys took the Hernandez crown in the second inning, crushing a cement-mixer from Felix into the seats in left-center. The homer was Hernandez’s first since Sept. 13 ...

Three Blue Jays newcomers who could surprise in 2019

2019/03/31 · Cement-mixer sliders are thrown and subsequently pummelled. Batters guess wrong and look silly. Pitchers miss their spot and get punished. Moreover, each year sees several players of whom much is ...

Fantasy baseball: White Sox SP Carlos Rodon and his erratic

Jun 30, 2017 · Carlos Rodon has electric stuff, but his control has been erratic. ... courtesy of Baseball Savant. ... An overthrown slider turns into either a cement mixer that sails or a 55-foot spike ball.

Jim Crane On Astros' Search For Manager, GM

What, the explanation that uses regular baseball intuition to guess what pitch is coming? You didn’t just get cut from JV lol you didn’t even get picked for stickball back in the day if you ...

Marlins To Sign Yimi Garcia

Dec 12, 2019 · Cringed at every pitch he threw knowing a good chance it would be hit out. ... How does a pitcher with supposedly such a great spin rate serve up so many cement-mixer gopher balls? ... New App For ...

Yasiel Puig, Nick Hundley fight, benches clear

2018/08/15 · Those longtime antagonists, the Giants and Dodgers, renewed hostilities on Tuesday night with a benches-and-bullpens-clearing incident in the seventh inning of San Francisco's 2-1 win at Dodger Stadium.Los Angeles right fielder Yasiel Puig and San Francisco catcher Nick Hundley were ejected from the game …

In baseball, why is a hanging slider called a “cement

The other answers related to spin rate having nothing to do with why certain sliders are “cement mixers”. The term is applied when there is no observable Magnus force on the baseball. This happens when the axis of spin (the point on

Yankees 9, Blue Jays 1: Offense breaks it open late after

Apr 21, 2018 · In that sixth inning Didi took some borderline pitches to work the count full, then he yanked a cement mixer slider into right field to score Gardner. That was the kind of at-bat we rarely saw out ...

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Wheeler Rears Back and Strikes Out 12 in Mets’ Win

Aug 16, 2013 · Baseball. Log In. Log In. ... The ball instead hung up and spun — “a cement mixer,” according to Buck — and Rivera pounded it to left field for a triple. “I tried to make that pitch way ...

‘Amped up’ Happ keeps emotions and Royals in check

Yankees starting pitcher J.A. Happ delivers a pitch against the Kansas City Royals during the third inning of a baseball game at Yankee Stadium on Sunday. ... was plowing through the cement-mixer ...

Anyone have specific pitches that they are terrible at

This is the only pitch I can reliably hit, if the pitcher throws it too often at all. ... I even miss those of the cement mixer variety. ... Unofficial community for ...

As a hitter, how do you recognize a certain pitch?

As a hitter, how do you recognize different pitches? I have heard some who say they can recognize rotation. Is this true? When I have worked with LS, we can only see different patterns like 2 vertical lines on 2 seam FB ("What the hitter sees"), or a red circle, or red dot on a curve ball.

Baseball Has a Language All Its Own

May 25, 2011 · If you're not familiar with the following terms: "blue darter" , "dead mackerel," "cement mixer,'' "whangdoodle," or the "tools of ignorance'' and you consider yourself a baseball fan -- no better time than the present (especially with Opening Day fast approaching) to dip into the Dickson Baseball Dictionary (W.W. Norton & Company), now in its 3rd edition with twice as many entries since the ...

You still can’t totally trust Michael Pineda

Jun 03, 2017 · You still can’t totally trust Michael Pineda By ... by Josh Donaldson off a cement-mixer slider. ... Rogers Centre — a difficult park to pitch in because of the way the baseball flies, whether ...

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