Evening, all. Hope your work days weren’t too torturous. Anyway, here are a few links to help you along in your commute.
Starting with the not-so-great, there’s the news you probably already know: Jeter is going to miss more time than expected. Sigh.
Speaking of Derek Jeter, though, here’s something cool from Twitter yesterday. Baseball HOF president Jeff Idleson posted a pre-draft scouting report the Rockies did on Jeter:
"You get excited just watching him warm up." High school report on Jeter to be featured in scouts exhibit in Coop. pic.twitter.com/6Igd5wQXvI
— Jeff Idelson (@HallofFamePrez) April 17, 2013
“I’m hoping some more velocity comes back,” Sabathia said. “If not, we’ll work with this.”
He’s also accepted the reality of pitching:
“It’s reality,” Sabathia said. “I’m not going to lose sleep over it. I’ve been pitching for a long time. Eventually, it was gong to happen.”
Looks like CC’s going to have to rely on his dynamite changeup and knockout slider more this season. In that vein, we’ve got the following tweet from Mark Simon of ESPN:
— Mark Simon (@msimonespn) April 18, 2013
Sabathia’s slider was dominant last night and that definitely helped make up for the reduced velocity. Last night was just another example of why CC Sabathia is so awesome. Even when he doesn’t have his good fastball, he still makes it into the 8th inning having surrendered only three runs. That’s what makes him an ace.