DETROIT Pitching to Miguel Cabrera is a heart-pounding experience. The Detroit Tigers slugger is leading the majors in most hitting categories, as well as mound meetings.
Managers and pitching coaches trudge out to calm down pitchers, provide some sort of plan or a decision to walk him which has happened an American League-leading 60 times.
But most hesitantly pitch to him. So, just how do you go about doing that, pitching to a hitter with no holes in his swing? There are some theories, but no sure-fire solution to get him out.
Quite simply, its pitch at your own risk.
You can pitch him inside, said Houston Astros pitching coach Doug Brocail, a former Tigers pitcher. You can come up and inside, but you had better not miss or he will kill it.
But, you know, he can hit any pitch. So, I just tell my pitchers, Go with your best stuff. I tell them that my report might not be best for them. Your best chance is just to go with your best stuff. Hes going to get his knocks no matter ...