tough outing today. Felt really relaxed and prepared in the bullpen and in the game. Had runners on 1st and 2nd with 1 out when I took the bump in the 7th. Spotted up in warm-ups and felt like I was throwing as hard as I have all year.
Stuck to fastballs on the first guy and got him 2-2. The ball was zipping and I felt really confident in my stuff. I missed up with a 2-2 slider, which was my chance to put him away, and he poked a 3-2 good fastball through the infield driving in a run. Next guy bunted to 1st base side, and it was a tweener bunt that my first basemen went after. I was yelling for it as loud as I could but the noise in the stadium made it tough for him to hear I guess. Worked ahead of the next guy, still filling up the zone and throwing what I thought was cheese. Guy sits outside fastball and pokes one through the right side for a single.
That was it. Missed maybe two spots the entire outing and had my A fastball and I couldn’t get an out. Kind of a crappy deal but I’m confident in my stuff and my composure out there. 9 times out of 10 I’m going to have success when I pitch to contact low in the zone like that, and everyone on my team said the ball was coming out significantly harder. I don’t really know where my velo is at right now, since my coach doesn’t believe in worrying about that sort of thing. It felt like 90, but who knows.
Getting ready for tomorrow. I just have to keep controlling what I can control and pitch like I did today and the outcome will sway in my favor next time out there.