Once a Cub, now a Pirate.
Joe Kerrigan has made some changes. While it may look like it hasn't worked, I suspect there's some luck balancing out. And a few less strikes being thrown.
Either way, too early to tell, but Hart has changed the mix.
Kevin Gregg put his splitter down for a few days and replaced it with a cutter. The splitter made its return Thursday, so I graphed all of the pitches (in aggregate, five types) thrown since the cutter's debut.
Thought I'd link this for two, related, reasons
1. Latos has thrown a lot more change-ups since his debut
2. As a result, it struck me that his fastball/change move a little like Rich Harden's do. They're facing each other in about an hour.
A PITCHf/x "preview" of Rick Porcello. The man throws about 70% sinkers (give-or-take depending on the batter hand), and for good reason. His secondary pitches are four additional reasons to rely heavily on the ole' two-seamer.