June 12, 2007

Randolph Didn't Like The Pitch

David Lennon at On The Mets Beat, writes about Willie Randolph and how hefelt about Orlando Hernandez's 3-2 pitch:

Manager Willie Randolph is usually effusive in his praise of Orlando Hernandez, but one pitch in particular really bothered him from last night's 5-3 loss to the Dodgers. It was the 3-and-2 slow curve that El Duque threw to Juan Pierre leading off the fourth inning. Pierre didn't bite, wound up on first base with a walk and sparked the Dodgers' three-run burst.

"That leadoff walk didn't help any," Randolph said. "He threw him a slow curve that he didn't even swing at. You can't do that. He was throwing the ball well to that point."

That's definitely a no-no to Pierre, who walked twice last night for the first this season and now has only 11 this season overall.He rattled Hernandez by stealing second and later scored on Russell Martin's double.

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