Monday, May 21, 2012
His fastball crackles with life, sitting in the mid-90s and occasionally moving faster. He has a powerful curveball that has good movement and his changeup has the capacity to keep hitters off-balance.
So how to you explain a 2-3 record and 5.40 ERA in his first eight International League starts?
One reason is that the Brooklyn native is getting his first extended look at Triple-A hitters after making only four starts for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last season.
“Triple-A hitters are more patient; they don’t swing at bad pitches,” Betances said. “It’s a matter of being consistent. If you’re consistent with your pitches, there isn’t anybody you can’t get out.
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