Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees games are always filled with drama, and last night’s game was no exception. However, the man behind the plate was the one who stole the show. Ian York uses PITCHf/x to show how Ron Kulpa made the strike zone a mystery to the batters as well as the pitchers.
[Note: The grey polygon is the de facto strike zone as called by the umpires throughout the season. A call that falls on the line has a 50% chance of being a ball or a strike. Blue circles are balls and red circles are strikes.]
4th Inning – Christian Vazquez At-Bat
9th Inning – David Ortiz At-Bat
Ian York uses the PITCHf/x to monitor the strike zone, highlights great performances, monitors league-wide trends and tracks the performances of some interesting young hitters.
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All data compiled from PITCHfx.