Judging the Royals

July 7, 2013 6:25 PM

Luis Mendoza and the Royals fall behind

When a pitcher gets ahead in the count he can throw whatever he likes. He doesn’t have to throw a strike, so he can throw all his pitches—even pitches that will wind up out of the zone. Hitters know this and are forced to cover everything the pitcher has in his arsenal; from mid-nineties fastballs to curves that are twenty miles an hour slower.

Judging the Royals

Lee Judge shares insights from KC's major-leaguers.

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