Sunday, July 21, 2013

Erik Bedard is, you know, tough to catch sometimes because Bedard

Jason Castro - he of the two costly passed balls last night - had an answer for just what the hell happened last night:

With Bedard, I mean, the way that he pitches I only know what's coming about half the time. In certain instances it's tough to catch back there, when he has such good movement and it's not always expected.

Well that's no answer at all. Let's try to break this down:

...The way that he pitches I only know what's coming about half the time.

I'll stop you there, Castro. Why don't you know what's coming? Are you not the catcher tasked with, you know, calling the pitches?

In certain instances

Which instances? Pitching instances?

It's tough to catch back there, when he has such good movement and it's not always expected.

So Bedard having good movement isn't always expected? That's the backhandiest compliment of a pitcher I've ever seen.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

if any post sums up the Astros season, this quote is literally it.

will kothmann said...

i read that as, "Bedard throws what he wants when he wants, pitch signs be damned"

Anonymous said...

On the broadcast yesterday (CSN-H, which I do have) they were talking about how Bedard does something almost no one does; call his own game. So, no, Castro doesn't actually do the game-calling when Bedard is on the mound.