Advertising

The Seattle Times Company

NWjobs | NWautos | NWhomes | NWsource | Free Classifieds | seattletimes.com

Mariners


Our network sites seattletimes.com | Advanced

Mariners Blog

Geoff Baker covers the Mariners for The Seattle Times. He provides daily coverage of the team throughout spring training, and during the season.

E-mail Geoff| Mariners Forum| RSS feeds Subscribe | Blog Home

March 22, 2008 2:15 PM

Sights and Sounds: Putz splitter

Posted by Geoff Baker

Ever wondered what a batter feels like going up against J.J. Putz and his split-fingered fastball? Today's video footage should give you some idea. It was shot at this morning's minor league game, with Putz throwing two innings for Class AAA Tacoma against Felix Hernandez and Class AA West Tennessee. The footage is all of Putz's second inning of work. He gave up a home run in his first inning, then settled down in the second frame and got three quick outs -- two on strikeouts. He was then left in to face another few batters because he was eight pitches shy of his day's limit. The first extra batter he faces, switch-hitter Jeff Dominguez, winds up lining a double to left center off him. In all, he goes 2 2/3 innings and gives up the home run (to Josh Womack)

I'll still be updating the game thread (my previous post), so you can keep your questions and comments about the game/team/players over there. But if you want to comment on the video, or Putz, feel free to post those here.

Digg Digg | Newsvine Newsvine

Comments
No comments have been posted to this article.

Advertising

Marketplace

Advertising

Advertising

Categories
Calendar

May

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31            
Browse the archives

May 2009

April 2009

March 2009

February 2009

January 2009

December 2008