Washington Nationals’ Erick Fedde hangs in there for six in extra innings loss to Miami…


Erick Fedde put up a 4.05 ERA, a 4.06 FIP, 11 walks, 17 Ks, and a .235/.306/.316 line in opposition to in 5 begins and 26 23 innings pitched within the month of June, capping issues off with a five-inning, 100-pitch outing during which he gave up three hits, two walks, and two earned runs in Washington’s 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in Nationals Park.

“Strolling off the sector, I felt horrible,” Fedde mentioned after the outing in opposition to the Bucs, as quoted by MASN’s Bobby Blanco.

“My stuff wasn’t nice right this moment, particularly weirdly after the primary inning, as a result of I felt so good after that first inning. However simply didn’t have my finest stuff right this moment, however fortunate sufficient to maintain the workforce in it and so they made it repay.”

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Earlier than the sport, Fedde’s supervisor, Davey Martinez, mentioned the important thing for the 29-year-old righty in his good outings is all the time, “attacking the strike zone.”

“The one factor I need to see right this moment is put-away pitches, proper? He will get 0-2 lots on hitters, I don’t need him to be on the market going to counts 2-2, 3-2, I need him in 3-4 pitches or much less, attempt to get hitters out. If he can do this, I actually really feel like he can go deep into the sport as nicely, so simply assault the hitters, perceive what the plan is, and execute the plan in three pitches or much less.”

After the sport?

“He struggled to seek out the strike zone,” Martinez mentioned.

“He was behind lots, fell behind lots. I imply, look, he battled actually exhausting to get via what he did. He had lots, you already know, 100 pitches in 5 innings. I give him credit score for that. Like I mentioned earlier than, I believe that’s a part of maturity that some days are higher than others, however he’s in a position to go on the market and compete when his stuff isn’t excellent. He did that right this moment. And he stored us within the recreation and he stored us shut.”

Fedde threw 106 pitches in six innings in opposition to the Miami Marlins on Sunday, giving up three hits, three walks, and two earned runs. He generated 11 swinging strikes (six along with his sinker, which he threw 55% of the time), and 20 referred to as strikes (unfold out amongst his sinker (9), his curve (7), and cutter (4)).

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Martinez reiterated earlier than the beginning what he’s mentioned about Fedde all season.

He must put hitters away when he will get to 2 strikes, and never waste pitches and permit them again within the rely as his personal pitch rely goes up.

“He throws pitches earlier than he will get to 0-2, and he makes pitches, he doesn’t should throw the turbo — and I believe that’s him,” Martinez defined. “He’s seeking to throw a wipeout pitch. Nicely, your pitches are — if you will get to 0-2, your pitches are wipeout pitches.

“Simply need to preserve the ball out of the center of the zone when you will have two strikes, however you don’t should throw the turbo curveball or the turbo cutter, simply make a pitch.”

His evaluation of the 2014 1st Spherical decide’s outing in opposition to the Fish?

“I assumed Fedde, aside from the walks, he hung in there and gave us six actually good innings,” Martinez mentioned.

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