I'm excited to announce I'll be writing content for SBN Chicago in addition to my work here at Beerleaguer. My debut post looks at Sergio Santos' recent struggles and what it could mean for his season.
Excerpt: Only one of Santos' offspeed pitches was in the strike zone Friday night. It's not surprising how the ninth inning progressed, as the A's quickly figured out Santos could only throw his fastball for a strike. It doesn't take a hitting savant to realize Santos couldn't throw his slider or changeup for a strike, so nearly every time Santos threw an offspeed pitch Oakland laid off.
The good news is that the roughest stretch of Santos' career has a fairly easy fix: if the offspeed pitches return, so will Santos' success. The bad news is that it's a lot more complicated than that.
Bonus: Here's Santos talking about his game yesterday, courtesy of CSN Chicago: