ESPN's Week in Baseball – September 9, 2010

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ESPN's Week in Baseball – September 9, 2010

SNB’s Ultro Mo Offers Unique Vantage Point
Sunday Night Baseball used Ultra Mo to provide the definitive views during this week’s Giants/Dodgers telecast (Sept. 5).  Ultra Mo was utilized to show the point of contact when the ball met the bat of San Francisco’s Aubrey Huff (leading to a double); the impact off the bat of San Francisco’s Pablo Sandoval (a broken-bat hit); and a swing and miss from Los Angeles’ Andre Ethier (caused by a loop in his swing).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ultra Mo was also used to showcase the action on the mound, capturing the throwing mechanics of starters Jonathan Sanchez (Giants) and Hiroki Kuroda (Dodgers).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Buster Posey Providing Solid Target Behind Plate
SNB’s Joe Morgan called San Francisco rookie Buster Posey a potential Gold Glove-winning catcher and shared perspective on the stable target Posey offers Giants pitchers behind the plate.

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hoffman Phone Interview on Baseball Tonight
Milwaukee Brewers closer Trevor Hoffman phoned in to Baseball Tonight on the evening he notched his 600th career save to discuss the milestone.  ESPN Insider Buster Olney details how Hoffman discovered his signature changeupESPN.com has also posted current and historical Hoffman stats and information.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kruk Outlines Reasons Behind Sabathia’s Loss to O’s
CC Sabathia, a Cy Young candidate, entered Tuesday unbeaten at Yankee Stadium this season, with a 13-1 career record against the Baltimore Orioles.  Sabathia, also seeking his 20th win, surrendered five earned runs in a 6-2 loss.  Baseball Tonight’s John Kruk pointed to reduced velocity and lack of command tied to Sabathia’s fastball as the main reasons for the subpar outing.

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Leaders in the Clubhouse
The top five clubs in ESPN.com’s latest power rankings: 1) Yankees; 2) Rays; 3) Twins; 4) Reds; 5) Braves.

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