NEW YORK -- ESPN Stats & Information put together some numbers on Alexi Ogando and CC Sabathia in preparation for tonight's matchup.
So how has Ogando put up 13 scoreless innings?
* His high fastball has been very effective. Review of Pitch F/X data shows that hitters have swung at 24 of his fastballs in the upper-third of the strike zone and above. They’ve missed 11 of them, which gives him a miss rate higher than anyone else in baseball (45.8 percent) with that pitch.
* He’s thrown his slider for strikes 72 percent of the time (the major league average is about 63 percent). He’s also increased the frequency of his slider to left-handed hitters from last season, now throwing it nearly one of every three pitches.
* He’s allowed the leadoff man in an inning to reach twice in 13 plate appearances this season, continuing a trend from last year, in which the leadoff man reached only 17 percent of the time against him.”
Read the complete entry here.
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