We’ve all heard it said, but for the record (meaning, my memory), sinkerballers need to “get the ball down.” If balls are flying off the bat, chances are the sinker isn’t sinking. That’s from Suzyn Waldman, confirmed by John Sterling today as Yankee replacement starter Sergio Mitre gets hit for 2 in the 1st at the Stadium.
A lefty will throw a change-up to right-handed batters because it will drop away. It’s hard to execute to a lefty without going too far inside. That’s John.