This is not about a new pitch Cobb has added. It is about an old one that is missing.
Danny Farquhar has been on the RDU to TPA Delta Shuttle quite a bit this season, but has been up to stay since August 7th. However, this time around, something has changed.
The Rays waited for a long time to name a permanent fifth starter, and it was not the guy everyone assumed it would be. Blake Snell certainly has a bright future ahead of him, but right now, Matt Andriese has been arguably the best pitcher on the staff since his recall and he is getting […]
Six innings. Five hits. Zero walks. Zero runs. 10 strikeouts. Tonight was easily Chris Archer‘s best outing of the season and his best outing since one-hitting Houston on August 20th. There are a few takeaways from tonight’s outing that aren’t going to show up in the line score.
One thing that stood out from Archer’s 2014 debut was that his oft–discussed changeup never made an appearance. There was a reason to that, which Chris Archer explained to Casey Stern of MLBNetwork Radio earlier today.
Johnny Damon put the Rays ahead twice and Evan Longoria put them ahead for good, but as R.J. pointed out in the Daily Process, the true star of the night was David Price’s fastball. Featuring the fastball early and often, Price was at the top of his game for most of the night. Meanwhile, in […]
The 2011 version of James Shields is representative of a pitcher’s evolution. Adapting to the pitching backwards or pitching 2.0 method, the 29-year-old uses a cocktail of pitches to set up opposing batters. Although Shields has matured as a pitcher over the years, the key ingredient to his success remains his signature changeup. As the […]