This pitch by Jeremy Hellickson was called a strike despite being almost inside the batter’s box. But notice that Jose Lobaton kept his glove parallel to the ground which puts the webbing on the glove closer to the plate. For many catchers, the natural tendency on the inside pitch to a right-handed batter is to turn the glove up (perpendicular to the ground). When that happens, if the catcher tries to frame the pitch it requires a lot more movement from the glove. Instead, look at the zoomed in version below that is slowed down 10X. There is just a little jab to get more of the glove over the plate, and boom! Strike…


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  1. Drew says:

    Definitely a nice frame job but keep in mind Bob Davidson has historically, and also for the entire game last night, given a few inches off that side of the plate.


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