Judging the Royals

Lee Judge breaks down the Royals, game by game.

Blue Jays hitters gave Royals pitchers no choice: They had to pitch inside

about 8 hours ago

Toronto’s power hitters tend to stand on top of the plate. If a pitcher lets a hitter do that, the outside corner becomes the middle of the plate and the pitcher has nowhere to go but inside. Hitters who crowd the plate know they’re taking away the outside corner and know the pitcher has to throw inside. But it doesn’t stop them from complaining about it.

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