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World Series: Pedro Martinez’s Poor Pitch Location Helps Yankees Even Series

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Pedro Martinez has lost the velocity of his fastball as his Hall of Fame career has progressed, but nothing else. He still has arguably the best changeup in the game, and locates it, a 89 mile-per-hour fastball, and a snail-slow curve effectively. He has a whip-like delivery, which adds deception and puzzles the opposition as to what pitch is coming their way. By mixing his pitches, with the ability to throw any pitch in any count, he keeps hitters guessing. Throughout his Hall of Fame career, opponents have often guessed wrong. In Game Two of the World Series, the New York Yankees guessed wrong early. Many of their hitters have experience against Martinez, but not this Martinez.

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