Geoff Baker asks Brandon League why he doesn't throw that unhittable pitch more often. Last year, League apparently had trouble spotting his two-seam fastball (sinker) which made him use the splitter more (the stats have been well documented). So why did he go splitter-crazy in Sunday's game vs. Cincinnati?
"That was a last resort,'' he said with a laugh. "They couldn't score there or it was a tie game. I had to get a strikeout.''
League's fastball currently sits 1.4 runs above average vs. 3.1 below average last year. Guess we'll see how this goes.