I’ve been moving forward very well lately, I feel I am on pace to dominate my first regular season appearance. Coach has already told me I am starting the first game of a double header. Assuming my catcher does not fail his coursework and lose his spot on the team, I believe we are in a good position. He is an excellent catcher compared to what I’ve been given in the past, he sets up for me, gives me a target with his glove, and so on. Strong arm, Very good.
As for me, my velocity seems to be getting up there, I’ve finally found a mechanical groove that works well. I don’t try to throw hard very often. Most importantly, my command is becoming much better. Sometimes it takes me 10 warmup pitches from the mound to finally dial it in completely. The best part about it for me is that all four of my pitches(FB, Curve, Change, and Slider) are working well not only in their movement but I can throw each of them for a strike. I’m considering adding a two-seam/sinker because my coach really likes the movement. What I do now is when my 4-seam sails a bit I’ll throw the 2 sort of as a reminder to finish it all the way with my fingers, it usually works to bring it down a bit.
I’ll try to get video for you guys next time I pitch live to my teamates, I should do so at least one more time before our first game. Last time I pitched 2 innings, 5 Ks, 1 BB, 1 hit(softly hit pop up just beyond the infield, I still think it counts as a hit). The bad news is I’m very worried about errors from my fielders(and myself) we are not very good at turning routine ground balls into outs. We had a guy in a rundown and he ended up scoring, which seems to happen a lot for us. Always hear a grown when we’ve got a guy in a rundown.
I’ll let you know the results of our first game.