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  • n. A four-seam fastball.


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  • The strikeouts came, in order, on a curve (looking), a 98-mph four-seamer (swinging) and a 96-mph two-seamer (swinging).

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  • "He used to be really a four-seamer, cutter inside or third-base side, and then curveball," Mr. Girardi said.

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  • Pitching coach John Farrell says Matsuzaka refined the mix of his wide assortment of pitches, mostly ditching his splitter in favor of a straight changeup and relying more on his two-seam fastball, four-seamer and cutter.

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  • He's pitching in much more with his four-seamer and commanding his two-seamer and changeup away very well.

    World Series scouting report: Detroit Tigers

  • "I tried to go inside with a four-seamer, but I missed and threw it right down the middle," Chulk said.

  • I think it was a four-seamer, it just stayed out over the middle of the plate.

  • He's got a 91 mile-per-hour slider, a 94-95 mile four-seamer and a 73-mile per hour breaking ball.

  • Pettitte throws a curve, changeup and cutter, a pitch that breaks down and in to right-handed batters, and two kinds of fastballs: his four-seamer moves in to a right-hander, his two-seamer moves away. - Pettitte keeps his focus

  • According to the same article, Moyer threw three fastballs: a four-seamer thrown 85-87 miles per hour, a two-seam sinker thrown 83-85, and a cutter thrown 82-84.

    The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers

  • According to the same source, Mussina threw three fastballs: a four-seamer thrown 89-93, a cutter thrown 84-85, and a two-seam sinker.

    The Neyer/James Guide To Pitchers


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