Yesterday I looked a Chase Headley’s struggles this season. We discovered that Chase was swinging and missing at more pitches but that he wasn’t swinging at the first pitch with anymore frequency (but when he did the results were terrible). We also learned that pitchers appear to have adjusted to Chase in 2013. He’s seeing a lot more change-ups and cutters.
This information sets the stage for last night when the Padres launched a fantastic come-back during the 7th inning. Chase Headley led-off the inning and was hit by a pitch from Rob Scahill. Chase took the first pitch for a ball and was hit with pitch #2.
Then the progression went as follows: HR (Quentin), HR (Gyorko), 2B (Blanks), 1B (Maybin), pitching change.
Josh Outman entered the game yielded the following: BB (Grandal), F3 (Guzman), BB (Denorfia), 1B (Cabrera), and then Chase Headley stepped to the plate (batting right handed) for his second AB of the inning.
Outman was all over the place, throwing not only a lot of balls, ...