Fastball Related Quotes
“He's been outstanding since he's been here. He's focused. He came out tonight, located his fastball well, stayed ahead of hitters, kept the ball down, changed speeds when he needed to and showed a nice curveball, something he hadn't thrown too much before.”
“Jose's going to get his stolen bases. If you get a good fastball to hit, and you're a good fastball hitter, I want you to swing at it, almost like a hit-and-run.”
I've got a fastball, change-up, forkball, curve, slider, knuckle-slider, knuckle-curve, I had about seven pitches I could have used at any time.
“Chris has some nasty stuff and is hard to hit his fastball at 90 mph. He throws some breaking pitches at times. We're expecting a lot of things from both Chris and Andrew.”
“This was 10 times better than my last start. My location on my fastball was much, much better.”
Most pitchers fear losing their fastball, but since I don't have one, I have nothing to fear but fear itself.
“My two-seamer (fastball) really worked well today, and I went to it a lot. I felt comfortable with it, and I think today that was the key for me: getting that pitch in the location I needed.”
“I saw him on TV. He's got a good curve, a sneaky fastball and he pitches inside. I was impressed. But we're going to attack him. You don't give him too much respect. He's a young player, and you've got to attack him. You don't let him get too comfortable.”
I never knew how to throw a fastball, never learned how to throw a curveball, a slider, split-finger, whatever they're throwing nowadays. I was a one-pitch pitcher.