GIF: Matt Harvey’s Changeup From Five Minutes Ago

In his very exciting debut, Matt Harvey threw only six changeups — and, per Texas Leaguers’ PITCHf/x data, received zero swings and misses on same.

Through one inning in San Francisco tonight, Matt Harvey had recorded at least two whiffs on his change — against a hitter, in San Francisco’s Melky Cabrera, who has posted just a 5.5% swinging-strike rate and the sixth-most linear-weight runs above average against changeups.

Regard, with an 0-1 count:

And on the 2-2 count:




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Sixto L.
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Sixto L.
3 years 9 months ago

nasty

samuelraphael
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3 years 9 months ago

Melky drops a perfect bunt down the line as a rebuttal. Impressive work by both parties.

Nate
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Nate
3 years 9 months ago

Melky showed some adjustment to it though. He pulled off the first one and looking like he knew he was fooled. He stayed in on the second and took a hard swing. He just still got beat.

Choo
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3 years 9 months ago

Does Matt Harvey perform the fancy horse trot dance after every pitch, or just following changeups, or swinging strikes, or when he smells apples? Please confirm.

Rick
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Rick
3 years 9 months ago

It’s to get rid of his homeword momentum genius-who-has-never-pitched-before.

njs
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3 years 9 months ago

its still a horsey-dance person-who-has-no-sense-of-humor (and uses too many hyphens).

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