Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thoughts after 8 innings, Red Sox, Tigers ALCS Game 5

- Talk about movement on a fastball. Red Sox closer Koji Uehara doesn't throw hard, but the ball comes out of his big glove late, making his velocity deceptive, and the movement on his fastball is almost freakish.
- The way Jose Veras has thrown tonight points to how Jim Leyland pulled him too soon in Game 2 after he allowed a double. He threw really hard in the eighth inning, and displayed an excellent breaking ball. Veras was in total command.
- Jose Iglesias has been utterly spectacular defensively in this game. I don't know exactly how his range on pop flies has projected on TV, but both those plays were both breathtaking to see in person. It was pure defensive brilliance. He has been impressive all along with the glove, but this has been the best yet.


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