Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Lowe Talks About His First Night in Pinstripes

From Chad Jennings:
I think it’s pretty cool, because I hear a lot of people saying, ‘Derek, I love you.’ I don’t know if that’s for me, or for Jeter. I think it may be for me, so I think that’s kinda cool.”


“The thing about a sinker is: When I can’t see the sink, it’s good,” Lowe said. “When I can see it, it stinks. Probably, people on TV, the ones that go ‘wheee,’ and that look great, they stay in the same plane. They may look great on TV, but when I throw a ball, and you can’t see the sink, it’s good because it’s going down at the right time. Whereas if I can see it moving, it’s not going to be very good. There’s only one way — hitters are the ultimate telltale. They’ll tell you how good your stuff is. I don’t care how good you think your stuff is, they’re the ultimate answer. If you’re getting positive results, then you’re doing the right thing. If you’re not, you’re not. It’s that simple.”


“Clearly you don’t throw as hard as you normally do, and when you lose your deception, you’re in for a world of hurt,” Lowe said. “So I had to get back to hiding the ball a little bit better. And so far, so good. I’m not going to do jumping jacks tonight because you pitch one good game. We’re in this for the long haul, and we’ve just got to continue to work.”
Here's a little more from Lowe, via Brian Lewis:
“When you lose your deception, you’re in a world of hurt. I had to get back to hiding the ball better,’’ said Lowe, who joked he was throwing the speed limit by the end of the game. “You want to see the type of balls hit that you like, soft ground balls, but not a live batting practice pitcher, which I was. A way overpaid batting practice pitcher, by the way. But it’s over with, and we’ll move on.’’


“It was pretty cool ... they said, ‘Hey, go out for the ninth,’ and my pea brain said, ‘Hey, I can manage to pick up a cheap save here.’ ’’
Here's some video of Lowe's outing as well:

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