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2015 World Series insights – Game 1 & 2

October 30, 2015 by  
Filed under Base Running, Catching, Pitching

It looks like the Royals will make fast work of the Mets unless New York can turn that momentum World-Series-primary-590x647around in a hurry.  Here is a list of some of the things I noticed from Game 1 and Game 2.  I also linked to previous posts and videos where I discussed or demonstrated that topic.

  • In Game 1, the first pitch Harvey threw to the Royals ended up being an inside the park home run.  Pitchers cannot afford to coast at the start of the game.  They have to be at 100% from the very first pitch. The game ended 5-4 in 14 innings.  That 1st pitch meant the game.  Click HERE for a post I wrote about that.
  • Game 1 lasted 5+ hours.  Total disgrace.  Some things a pitcher has no control over but click HERE to see the ways a pitcher can speed up the game.
  • During Game 1, announcer Harold Reynolds talked about paying close attention to your first at-bat of a series.  Click HERE to see what I wrote as to why.
  • During the pre-game shows, they always show the starting pitchers warming up.  Here are two posts that explain that process.  Click HERE for Part 1.  Click HERE for Part 2.
  • Alcides Escobar hit the famous inside the park homer in Game 1.  His rounding of the bases was textbook.  Great out of the box and terrific angles and touches at the bases.  Click HERE to see what else he did right.
  • Royals catcher Salazar Perez took a foul ball off his thumb.  Click HERE to see how to prevent that from happening.

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