Things that KILL …..

October 29, 2010 |

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WALKS

A note to Derek Holland …. stop throwing BALLS. You got it? Walking a batter in a tight spot is unnacceptable. Walking a batter with the bases loaded is a death sentence. There is no other way of describing it.

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Derek Holland (R) is taken out of the game after giving up three innings during the fourth inning of their MLB American League baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, California, September 20, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

Derek Holland threw 13 pitches last night ….

A resounding 12 of those pitches were balls. How do explain such a disparity, and how do you justify walking batters without an open base for them? To his misery, Holland has some company. Mark Lowe wasn’t any better, as he joined Holland in walking 4 of 5 batters. Oh yeah, the other guy got a hit.

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