Ok this summer. I'm playing in a league with some bad teams but there are also some good teams. My cousin and another junior to be senior varsity pitcher on the team. Well thats how it started. My cousin is out with a broken leg and the other kid is out with a screwed up knee for a week. Well I pitched before I did pretty good but now the league has split up into 2 divisions 1 good one and 1 bad one. We're in the good one so today I had to pitch against the undefeated team.
Here are the very odd stats. I was a bit off today with the 2 walks and 2 HBP
Well I don't have the earned runs but there were 5 errors I'm not exaggerating. I pitched well and the one hit by pitch was a curve that the kid dove into it wasn't a bad pitch. Then I plunked a kid in the back. Against a good team I did my job but the fielders didn't do theirs. Oh well thats baseball.
I throw a lot of cutters inside. Thats my best location pitch and my best swing and miss pitch is the cutter outside, but I can't locate it very well. I usually just throw cutters and fastballs but I'm working in the spike curve and I used it maybe 5 times today the one K was on it and the kid looked surprised because I hadn't thrown it a lot at all. I had a nice called strike a foul off and 2 balls. Its the pitch I need to throw them off balance and its finally coming in. I've never been a big time pitcher but now I'll need to be my senior year so I'm taking it slowly. I can get hammered at times with the cutter but its also a great pitch that really throws kids off. I faced what I think were at least 4 varsity players. I badly need that curve but its coming. That will be the pitch to throw them off. Then I can go to work with the cutter. Once I get this curve it looks like my fastball and it should do some good work on these batters. I throw kind of slow so I'll need location and off-speed. On varsity we'll have 2 hard throwers and my coach loves to do fast pitcher slow pitcher or righty lefty. We have a hard throwing lefty and he'd love to have me pitch after him. I just need the location. When location is good the hitters have trouble. I have a lot to work on but I've setteled on pitches and I have a good amount of time to work on my stuff.