Fried Finds Success With Changeup

Max Fried led the TinCaps to a 3-0 win yesterday, marking just the second time that first-place Bowling Green has been held scoreless this season. For his second straight outing, Fried said that he felt his changeup was working really well.

Max Fried throws a changeup (look at his fingers). Photo courtesy of Chad Ryan - The Journal Gazette

Max Fried throws a changeup (look at his fingers). Photo courtesy of Chad Ryan – The Journal Gazette

The lefthander threw six innings, scattering just four hits, one walk and four strikeouts. He says his teammate, Joe Ross, is the one who has indirectly helped him develop:

“I do Joe’s chart before every one of my starts and he really emphasizes throwing the fastball, commanding it early and throwing the changeup off that. Later in the game, after you’ve seen them once or twice, you break out the curveball…I’ve taken things from him, picking things from different pitchers on the team, to really add to my game,” Fried said.

Fried added that he didn’t throw his curve until the fourth inning, which helped him to keep the Bowling Green lineup out of sync.

Tonight Fort Wayne can jump into a tie for first place with a win over Bowling Green. Game time is 7:05, with coverage on XFINITY 81, The Fan 1380 and TheFanFortWayne.com.

PODCAST

Hear TinCaps pitcher Max Fried talk about how his rising comfort level has contributed to his recent success:

MONEY TO THE DISABLED LIST

Here’s a great nugget, courtesy of Len Berman, a former New York City television sports anchor, who sends out a daily sports newsletter:

“Speaking of big money on the sidelines, check out the newest calculator courtesy of the New York Times. Now you can find out how much your favorite baseball team is paying guys who are laid up. Of course the runaway leader is the New York Yankees at $85.6 million. But in last place, the San Francisco Giants. A paltry $1-million. The fascinating part, both the Yankees and Giants are in first place!”

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MUSICAL GUEST

John Mayer…take it away!

MCsig

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