Gerrit Cole’s match with New York baseball writers is becoming one of MLB’s best opponents. After defeating the Blue Jays in Buffalo on Wednesday, the Yankees pitchers avoided another round of their questions about sticky matter and spin rate.
The first challenge came from ESPN’s Marly Rivera. He asked Cole why his spin speed dropped again. Cole stumbled upon the first part of his answer, Same as last week When Ken Davidoff of the New York Post asked him if he was using Spider Tack.
“Listen, we all just want to follow the rules and follow the commissioner’s instructions,” Cole told Rivera. “Spin speed is not everything. If you don’t have a high spin speed, you can still shoot well.”
Cole’s spin rate dropped slightly Last week, Major League Baseball announced that it will start striking pitchers who use foreign objects (inspection will begin on Monday). On Wednesday, his four-slit fastball was at the highest rate of 2,485 rpm, slightly lower than his season average of 2,549 rpm, as he limited Jay to eight when he won 3-2 in New York. Twice in a game (Every baseball expert).
Next came Davidoff’s post colleague Joel Sherman, who asked Cole his views on how Major League Baseball handled the mid-season crackdown. Cole gave a long answer, repeating what he said last week: Sticky things have been a recognized part of the game for decades.
“Intention, I agree. Unity, I agree. Maybe all the players, especially everyone I have talked to have reached a consensus, and we agree with the league in this regard,” Cole said. “Now, the customs and practices of this league for the past 20 and 30 years are one thing, and then making a huge change in the middle of the season will be a challenge for many people.
“I am a little worried about the injury, especially after talking to Tyler (Glasno), I hope we can understand the situation.”
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Glasno, a former teammate of Cole in Pittsburgh, said that once the crackdown began, the threat of suspension of Major League Baseball made him stop using his usual mixture of rosin and sunscreen, which was the most accepted in the game. Adhesive.Glasno said that as a result he had to hold the ball tighter and deeper, which he believes led to Elbow tear.
Kerr said baseball needs to pay attention to players on this issue.
“I would encourage the commissioner’s office to continue talking with us, please, because we are the ones who throw the ball; they don’t. We are experts in this situation, and we do the same with the commissioner’s office in terms of intent,” he said.
He said he would “hate seeing players hurt… seeing the ball start flying towards people’s heads” because the pitcher works without some grip.
Gerrit Cole on whether a permitted universal gripping substance other than rosin is needed:
(In other parts of the post-match interview, he said that he had talked to Tyler Glasno and felt how they felt. Many people now have to adjust their pitching style and it is also possible to pitch without high spin .) pic.twitter.com/MhsH2nCI6e
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“It’s too difficult to catch the ball. For Pete’s sake, that’s why almost every player on the court has something to help them control the ball, whether they are pitchers or not,” he said.