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 Post subject: Re: Complete game effort?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:17 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Complete game effort?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:28 am 
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Argentum wrote:
ZelieMike wrote:
BBF wrote:
BUT, I know that all of Duke's fastballs were NOT breaking 13 inches, as it would suggest...


I would suggest that this was not a fastball.

The fastballs that I saw on the board, were showing a break of 2 or 3 inches.

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You actually saw break that wasn't 10+ inches? I wasn't tracking every pitch, but it seemed every time I looked it was a 12 inch break.


I did see a couple that broke 8 or 9 inches, didn't see any that broke less than 5", and I followed it pretty closely. There may have been some, as ZM claims, but there were certainly pitches clocked at 89mph with 12" break. A lot of them.


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 Post subject: Re: Complete game effort?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:18 pm 
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Gravity alone will cause a fastball to drop 2-3". The slower the pitch, the more the drop due to gravity. The two-seam's spin exaggerates the break - not to 12", but to at least 6".


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