21 thoughts on “October 17, 2021: The Fightin’ Kirks”

  1. AFL Report:

    Scottsdale 8, Peoria 2.

    Matt Wallner was 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs.
    Andrew Bechtold was 1-for-4.
    Michael Helman was 2-for-4 with a double.
    Zach Featherstone pitched one inning, giving up one run on two hits and a walk and striking out one.

    1. 2019 article from Sports Illustrated says he developed his cutter to get Mauer out.

      Cutter: He invented the pitch to find a way to get out Joe Mauer. He wanted a pitch to neutralize lefthanded hitters on the inside part of the plate. The cutter has more horizontal movement and more velocity than the slider, making it ideal for that purpose.

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