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4/16/09 GDT: Chicago White Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays

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W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2009 - Jeff Niemann 0-1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.1 6 6 6 1 4 3 10.13 1.88


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2009 - John Danks 0-0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 3 0 0 0 3 5 0.00 1.00


Just a few things to look for in Jeff Niemann's second start:

  • Better first inning, duh. Giving up five runs before registering an out is bad. Let's try and do better.
  • Fatigue. Niemann did a great job of eating up some innings, but some where around pitch 70 his velocity fell off to the point where he was struggling to hit 90. It could just be him getting "stretched" out, but something to look at.
  • Release point. I've been doing some quick research on release points of taller pitchers and noticed that Niemann's release is a bit higher than most. In fact, his release is very similar to Jon Rauch who's made a nice career as a reliever.