9 innings, 2 hits, 1 walk, 1 run, 116 pitches, 80 strikes.

… Nice. How did ya do it, Jake?

Fastball: 65 (93.3)
Slider: 31 (85.4)
Change: 9 (84.7)
Splitter: 5 (84.6)
Cutter: 4 (86.9)
Curve: 2 (77.7)

That’s number of pitches with mph in parenthesis, by PITCHf/x.

How about percentage of each pitch by batters handedness?

Lefties … righties
Fastball: 61% … 48%
Slider: … 24% … 30%
Splitter: 6% …… 2%
Change: 4% …… 13%
Cutter: 3% …….. 4%
Curve: 1% ……… 2%

By the way, 70 of his pitches were to lefties and 46 to righties. So he went with the fastball primarily with left handers, and with righties he mixed in the change and slider more often. According to Josh Kalk’s player card, last year Peavy threw 7% more sliders to righties and ~3% more changes to lefties.

Alrighty, how about his swinging strikes? How did he get ‘em?

Only had 15, believe it or not. 7 fastballs, 4 sliders, 3 change ups, 1 splitter. Strikes looking? 12 fastballs, 7 sliders, 1 change, and 1 splitter.

Okay, did his fastball velocity go up or down as the game went on?

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As you can see there, it went down a bit overall. But interestingly he was able to bust out a couple of his fastest pitches in the 9th ….

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