But it's still a fastball. There are a bazillion varieties, but it's a fastball. That's what Johnson throws. Yes, some bite more than others.....but it's a fastball.
yes. cutter, sinker, two-seamer, four-seamer, splitter, etc.
Then technically a curveball is a fastball. A slider is a fastball. A changeup is a fastball. In fact, the only pitch that's not a fastball is a knuckleball.
I urge you both to watch that pitch again and tell me it was a "fastball." No way a "fastball" breaks one foot down and right (from pitcher's perspective).
A sinker is not a fastball. A sinker is a sinker. And it takes major cojones to throw a sinker on 2-0 'cause if you just throw a "get me over" sinker to Dunn, he puts it out of the park.
It's clear to me that SF hasn't played much baseball and I'm not sure why why not? is arguning. I'm giving the credit where credit is due and that would be to a player on his/her favorite team.