Wild Thing

Let's start with a great story that took place as the start of the game...

It is about a little girl that gets to throw out the first pitch to a catcher in a Tampa Bay uniform. That catcher turns out to be her father who is back from a one year military deployment and surprises her.

Now you ask, what does this have to do with Felix Dubront's performance last night for the Red Sox?

Take a look at the video from MLB, watch it from 1:13 onwards to see the type of problems Felix Dubront was having. It shows an interview of the family, with cut aways to Felix Dubront on the mound.

Did you watch it?

Go ahead, I will wait until you get back. I promise.

(queue the elevator music)

That pitch and the one after it were part of a 5 inning outing for Felix Dubront, where he walked 6 hitters, struck out 7, allowed only 3 hits, gave up two runs, and threw 104 total pitches with only 54 being called for strikes. What were you thinking when you saw that pitch in the video?

I don't think I have ever seen something like that on TV before. I have pitched before and am wondering what he was trying to throw? If you look close he lost the ball while reaching back.

Anyway, outside of pitching efficiency it was a step in the right direction and he kept the Red Sox in the game. Let's just hope he can keep moving forward and stop making the highlight reels with his Wild Thing pitches.

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