The best pitcher in baseball got some help

William Tasker grew up in Bergenfield, New Jersey but has lived in New England since 1975 and in the far reaches of northern Maine since 1990. Tasker is the author of nine (non-baseball related) books and, besides writing here for three years, has written for his own site at www.passion4baseball.blogspot.com since 2003.

About William Tasker

William Tasker grew up in Bergenfield, New Jersey but has lived in New England since 1975 and in the far reaches of northern Maine since 1990. Tasker is the author of nine (non-baseball related) books and, besides writing here for three years, has written for his own site at www.passion4baseball.blogspot.com since 2003.

14 thoughts on “The best pitcher in baseball got some help

  1. He gave an extra 4 or 5 inches to Verlander on the outside edge vs lefties, then magically in the top of the 9th the strike zone normalized and we almost rallied. As good as JV is hes going to be that much tougher to square up when hes getting calls like last night.

    Give me robo-umps!

  2. Let's not forget the blown second strike call in the young ab in the 4th. Hughes can't get a call IN the zone, verlander gets 5 inches off the plate.

  3. Sam Holbrook is an embarrassment to human beings who have the ability to see. He's as blind as a bat and as ignorant as a mule.

  4. Based on that chart it looks like Verlander got 6 called strike on Balls……..Not that big of a deal to me. Like any sport, when you lose, every little thing seems important. Bottom line is the Yankees haven't hit well. They had the same problem last year in the Post-season…..the pitching has been OUTSTANDING, it is a shame we can;t score any runs.

  5. Maddoz and moreso, Glavine were masters at this, they;d routinely get calls on pitches 6 inches off the plate….