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My balls were moving, I had life on the fastball, and I was jamming them pretty much for most of the night. A couple of pitches they took advantage of, and that wasn't even the home runs. Those were just singles.
Brandon Backe
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I think the kid can take to this job. He shows the calmness. He shows an inner strength that I really like, plus he has a plus-fastball. Guys don't look real comfortable hitting off him.
Bob McClure
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It certainly helped today, because [my] fastball command wasn't there, ... I was up with [the fastball] all day and wasn't really able to get ahead. I just think that was something that kept them off of it a little bit. If that changeup isn't there, I think it's probably a rough day.
Brandon McCarthy
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It was a big double play, ... In the first it was a fastball down that (Robles) just rolled over on.
Brandon Webb
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[His opponents have recognized his potential from first-hand experience.] He was pretty impressive, ... He had a good fastball and curveball the first four innings. Then he found a changeup somewhere and brought that out with him. He had three quality pitches and he was as a good as advertised, I know that.
Bob Schaefer
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He was pretty impressive. He had a good fastball and curveball the first four innings. Then he found a changeup somewhere and brought that out with him. He had three quality pitches and he was as a good as advertised, I know that.
Bob Schaefer
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He relies mostly on his fastball and slider. He has a curve and a change-up, but doesn't get a chance to throw them because his role has been to come in and throw hard for one inning. Right now he's doing what he has to do (in Fresno) and he has a good chance to pitch with the Giants this season.
Bob Stanley
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Bret Boone
He's a pain-in-the-neck when he's on. He can throw his fastball at 97 (mph) and slider at 92, but gets in trouble with his control. He has to throw strikes.
Bret Boone
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Bobby Cox
He's throwing really well. He's taken over the closer's role right now, and he's good. He's got a good fastball, good breaking ball. He's throwing strikes. He's made our bullpen stronger.
Bobby Cox
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When I'm going well, I'll hit the ball the other way. That's where I got in trouble the last week is that I pulled everything - no matter if it's a fastball away. Today I told myself I'm going to try to go the other way. I was fortunate enough to do it, and I hit everything pretty much. You have to know your strengths.
Xavier Nady
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My command needs some work and it starts with my fastball. I'm confident it will be there at the end of the spring. I felt good, my endurance and arm strength were good. I just need more work.
Ted Lilly
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Unfortunately he had no command of any pitch tonight. It made it real difficult on him to have any consistency. He had trouble throwing his fastball where he needed to and so he had no way to set up anything else. He was just was out of synch today. Every pitcher is going to have those days.
Gary Powers
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I am still working on my fastball now, and that's really all I want to focus on. Just locating my fastball is my goal right now.
Francisco Liriano
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I think I need to work on my fastball, locating the fastball. I don't know if I need to go back there [to the Minors] to get it ready, but ... well, I don't know.
Francisco Liriano
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Frank Robinson
We'll see where he fits and how he performs. If you don't start him, it would be very difficult to get him to start later on. We can also make him a reliever. I haven't seen him enough as a starter to draw a conclusion. As a reliever, he has been very effective. What I have liked about him from Day 1 is that he has been able to throw a strike with his fastball at almost any time. If he gets behind a hitter, he can throw a fastball for a strike.
Frank Robinson
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I'll tell you, that Baker's impressive. He's got good stuff, a live fastball. ... It took us a while to see him. Actually, it looked like the second time around, but they did a good job of being pretty consistent with their at-bats.
Eric Wedge
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David Eckstein
All I wanted to do was face him again. I was hoping he would hit me in the back with a fastball. I really was. Just so I could run down to first base, to show him that I could take it. We did face them in the loser's bracket. And he hit me, and I ran to first. And it was his last pitch of the game.
David Eckstein
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It's a deadly combination. His fastball is straight over the top like Jim Palmer's, with late life up in the zone. And the change is deceptive high fastball, low change.
Dave Magadan
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We worked on some very small things. We just went back to basics, worked on getting the ball down, better fastball command, fastballs down and away.
Darren Balsley
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I just want to enjoy the win. I faced Toronto like eight times and [didn't] win. I threw my fastball and my slider well. I was happy with that.
Daniel Cabrera
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You have to gear up for his fastball,
Chris Woodward
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With two guys on, you have to go after them with your best pitch, and for me, that is a fastball. The feeling tonight was a little more, I don't want to say overwhelming, but a little more intense.
Bobby Jenks
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If you'd seen me warming up, you'd see I didn't throw nothing but a fastball. I couldn't find anything else. Going off the scouting report and 0-2 counts, he chased fastballs above the zone. Sticking to what I do best, going with my strengths against his weaknesses.
Bobby Jenks
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Brett Myers
No. It was a 3-1 fastball. What are you going to do? Three-one, I'm going to challenge the guy. It could just as easily have been a popup.
Brett Myers
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That's the day I think he learned how to use his fastball a little bit.
Bob Cluck
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I just tried to get set and get ready for a fastball. He's (Hernandez) always changing speeds, trying to run something in underneath you.
Brad Hawpe
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You want a straight change-up that has the same spin as a fastball. You actually want the hitter to hit it but be off balance.
Bill Bryk
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I've just got to locate a little better on my fastball - that makes me have confidence, when I locate the ball a little better.
Ben Sheets
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Having twice escaped from New York's scrutiny and with a closing job again, Benitez, who still possesses a fastball in the mid to upper 90's, will again be an effective closer.
Armando Benitez
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