March 27th, 2011
Just finished talking a little bit ago with Victor Martinez, who didn’t want to say much about the inside pitch from Jose Valdez that prompted him to shout at him. But while Martinez didn’t get into what was said, his views on the pitch were pretty clear.
“It was a pitch that I don’t think was with good intention,” Martinez said. “That’s it.”
Valdez apparently said he wasn’t trying to hit anyone. But given this late stage of Spring Training, the last thing any hitter probably wants to see is an inside pitch that could knock them out of opening day. So when that pitch comes after a Miguel Cabrera home run, nerves get a little frazzled.
Sorry about the blog being down for the past few days. We switched to a new system and had some technical difficulties. Looks like we’re back up and running now. Trust me, the new system should be worth the initial trouble.