Author Topic: Unnamed Astros Player explains: Darvish was tipping his pitches  (Read 328 times)

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Offline dcpatti

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According to a Houston player, the Astros often knew what Darvish was about to throw by the way he brought the ball into his glove in the set position. (Darvish pitches exclusively out of the stretch.) The player said it worked like this: Darvish holds the ball at his side when he gets the sign from the catcher. Whether he re-grips or not as he brings the ball into his glove was the tip-off whether he was going to throw a slider/cutter or a fastball.”

Fortunately for Darvish, this should be relatively easy to fix, although I’m surprised none of the dodgers pitching coaches tried to get him to add some deceptive motions “just in case.”

Online bluestreak

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I bet the unnamed player was Carlos Beltran. Or Yuri Gurriel.

Offline Count Walewski

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It's amazing that the Dodgers did not identify and correct this problem after the first time he got lit up in the playoffs.

Offline hotshot

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How did the Astros hit him when he was with Texas? He had some bad games there so maybe the Stros or other teams had him figured out for awhile.