This was Thorpe's third outing this spring, he went 3 IP throwing 62 pitches (35K/27BB) against the Red Sox Hi A affiliate team.His FB was 88-91 mph sitting 88-89 with good movement. I know some fans were hoping for higher velo but it's still early in the process for that I'd be more happy with he flashed some good secondary pitches mainly a CV.
He started off with solid control spotting the corners and working his FB inside, not afraid to throw in, setting up with curveball outside.Lewis started off strong for the first two innings but unfortunately his control started to wane in his third inning. Still for missing nearly two years of baseball a pretty good outing for the Aussie.
FB 88-91 mph (89 avg)
CV 77 -79 mph
CH 82-83 mph
SL 85-86 mph
1st batter - 4 pitches (4 strikes) popup 1B
2nd batter - 3 pitches (3 strikes ) groundout 6-3
3rd batter - 4 pitches (3 strikes, 1 ball) strikeout
Total - 11 pitches (10 strikes, 1 ball)
1st batter - 5 pitches (3 strikes, 2 balls) Flyout F-8
2nd batter - 6 pitches (3 strikes, 3 balls) single between 4-3
3rd batter - 5 pitches (3 strikes, 2 balls) strikeout
4th batter - 7 pitches (4 strikes, 3 balls) strikeout
Total - 23 pitches (13 strikes, 10 balls)
1st batter - 8 pitches (4 strikes, 4 balls) Walk
2nd batter - 6 pitches (3 strikes, 3 balls) Flyout F-8
3rd batter - 5 pitches (4 balls, 1 strike) Walk
4th batter - 5 pitches (4 balls, 1 strike) Walk
5th batter - 4 pitches (3 strikes, 1 ball) strikeout
Total - 28 pitches (12 strikes, 16 balls)
Game Total -62 pitches (35 strikes, 27 balls)
Here's video of bullpen warmups, game warmups, and every game pitch by Lewis Thorpe but one to CJ Chatham in the first (a nasty curveball).