Sabathia Vs. Myers: Bring It On

Game 2… it’s Sabathia versus Myers. However, I’m not talking about the pitching matchup. I’m talkin’ 'bout CC pitching, and Myers hitting. The line so far:

Two at-bats, 19 pitches thrown, 1 walk, 1 flyout, frustration percentage 100%.

I’ve never heard more cheers for foul balls and broken bats.

Sabathia was just throwing the ball, but Myers was on ever pitch. No he didn’t hit a homer, but he kept the inning alive for Victorino. Myers’ ab seemed to derail CC.

What does this feel like and how can a pitcher avoid this and get through?

EDIT: He also singled off of Seth McClung with a man on 2nd.

a pitcher shouldnt undermind a pitcher just because he’s a pitcher
pitcher have it set in their mind that a pitcher is a easy out
thats starting to change now with guys like CC, Santana and Zambrano

to avoid the long at bats with a pitcher
treat him like a albert pujols or ryan howard

CC did pitch him like a normal pitcher. He got him 0-2 then started throwing curves low and in, fastballs up, changeups away, and sliders in the dirt. Brett was actually bailing out on every pitch but managed to foul them off. He didn’t look like he was trying to hit the ball, just club at it. He eventually drew the walk.

Next at-bat, same thing, except he legitimately tried to hit the ball and lined out to CF.

thats what you want to do
strike the pitcher out
those are all strikeout pitches
he would have gotten other pitchers

[quote]He didn’t look like he was trying to hit the ball, just club at it. He eventually drew the walk.
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all a pitcher is asked to do (usually)
is to get on base or advance the runner

thank you kelvinp

“all a pitcher is asked to do (usually)
is to get on base or advance the runner.”

You sure that’s not what there managers want ALL their position players to do?

they dont tell ryan howard or A-rod to just get on base or advance the runner unless its a tight situation

a pitchers job is to pitch and they arent asked to do much more
if he just so happens to hit good who is gonna stop him

pitcher usually dont hit good thats where the DH came from (and runs scored being down back in the day)

in the newspaper(Progress Index) Myers said he cant hit at all

Your wrong. A manager will never ask or expect a pitcher to GET ON BASE. Maybe move a runner, that’s it.

johan santana
carlos zambrano
cc sabathia
micah owings

if they can hit do it

what if no one is on base

hitting is a part of baseball
every batter should at least be able to get on base

“Everybody should atleast be able to get on base” Like it’s an easy thing to do. Managers will never expect their pitchers to get on base.

Here are the ab’s: http://mlb.mlb.com/media/video.jsp?mid=200810033586180

why not

are they thought of as less of a hitter because they are pitchers
when they are in the batters box they are batters
what do batters do

why wouldnt you want a batter to get on base

why not

are they thought of as less of a hitter because they are pitchers
when they are in the batters box they are batters
what do batters do

why wouldnt you want a batter to get on base[/quote]you cant setup your offensive plans out of the pitchers performance out of maybe the bunt to move the runners which is definetly something a pitcher needs to be able to do.

To answer your question Kelv, YES they are thought of us pitchers not hitters. Their vast majority of their time is put towards becoming a better pitcher. They don’t take bp everyday, they don’t see live pitching everyday. Not to mention, the majority of them don’t have a hitting background accept as a high school hitter. So, NO a manager does not EXPECT (the word you used) a pitcher to get on base. He might HOPE that he does. Sorry, you’re wrong bud.

well thats just my outlook on pitchers hitting

Cool.