Mike Wlodarczyk has updated his Arizona Fall League blog:
On the flip side, during my next appearance I put up 2 scoreless frames. It's always easier said than done, but pitching to contact rather than trying to paint the corner makes for a lot less work for yourself in the long run. Besides keeping your pitch count down, it also forces hitters to swing at your pitch because they know you have been throwing strikes and they might not get another good pitch that they think they can handle during the context of the at-bat.
The highlight of my most recent appearance was facing Sean Doolittle. Not only is he a good hitter, but he is also a fellow Shawnee High School graduate in New Jersey, where we attended high school. After falling behind in the count 3-0, I battled back to bring the count full. After fouling off a pitch or two, Sean hit a soft fly ball to shallow left field which I thought was going to drop in for a hit; but Desmond Jennings came out of nowhere to make a nice sliding catch for the second out of the inning.
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