Usually when I get a hitter crowding the plate I can just throw an inside two seamer at their knees, no big deal. But the team I’m pitching against this week has one batter that takes crowding the plate to a whole new level. It’s to the point where anything inside of painting the corner would hit his knees.
Last time I gave him two breaking balls in a row which he took for strikes, but that’s not exactly a pitch I have a lot of control over yet. After missing with two more, I just tried to put some fastballs in there, but they were too low.
Even when he takes a pitch at his head, inside, or whatever, he gets right back in the same position. It baffles me because in all reality he’s a terrible hitter.
Should I try to just hit the outside corner or maybe even bean him on purpose to send a message? (BTW I’m a RHP and he bats right)