ESPN’s Week in Baseball – April 21, 2010

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ESPN’s Week in Baseball – April 21, 2010

Jimenez and Fowler Discuss “No-No” on Baseball Tonight
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez called in to Baseball Tonight the same evening he tossed the first no-hitter in franchise history. The next afternoon, outfielder Dexter Fowler, whose diving catch helped preserve the milestone, phoned in to the show
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 ESPN Axis Captures Costly Slip
ESPN Axis was utilized during Sunday Night Baseball (Mets vs. Cardinals, April 18) to provide an inside look into a key moment of the game. Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright committed an error early in the game, overthrowing first base during a wild sequence which plated three runs for the Mets. The ESPN Axis replay showed why it happened – Wainwright slipped on the synthetic chalk line behind home plate, leading to the wild throw.

 
 
 
 
 
 
SNB Booth Analyzes Wainwright’s Curve
ESPN’s Sunday Night booth – Jon Miller, Joe Morgan and Orel Hershiser – provided detailed analysis into Adam Wainwright’s signature pitch, the “12-6” curveball.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Pickoff Move to Second Tough on Southpaws
Bobby Valentine examined the challenges left-handed pitchers face when trying to pick off a baserunner at second.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nomar on Shortstop Technique
ESPN’s Nomar Garciaparra, a six-time All-Star shortstop, provided perspective on technique when fielding balls deep in the gap between short and third and successfully throwing out runners at first.

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