Keeping Nova’s fastball down

Against the division rival Rays, Ivan Nova spun an excellent game, going eight-plus innings, allowing just four hits (including none from the second batter of the game until the eighth inning) and one run while walking one, hitting one, and striking out five. He also got 12 balls on the ground out of 22 hit […]

Halladay’s pitch mix

Buster Olney had this to say about Roy Halladay‘s pitch mix: The percentage of Roy Halladay pitches that were fastballs in ’11: 27. Pct. of Halladay pitches that were fastballs in ’12: 8. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) May 28, 2012 I have no idea what he’s talking about. First and foremost, Doc doesn’t throw four-seam […]