Pitching to contact produced nine strikeouts for Carson Fulmer

12 Sep , 2017 Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – With a night to sleep on his first career win as a starter, right-hander Carson Fulmer felt every bit as good the next day about those nine strikeouts and three hits allowed over six innings of one-run ball against the visiting Giants on Sunday.

Fulmer’s stuff has never been in question. The bugaboo for the No. 8 overall pick in the 2015 draft has been his command, but perhaps he is on to something after registering eight of his nine Ks on fastballs.

“I didn’t really try to pitch for strikeouts,” he said Monday. “I tried to pitch for contact. Just pounded the zone and got the results.

“I had a lot of tail [on the fastball]. Which means I’m staying through the baseball, which is really good. I felt really comfortable, felt composed, felt in control of the game.”

Perhaps pitching to contact will continue to help Fulmer stay in control. Tune in Friday when he gets his third career start against the Tigers in Detroit.

Efforts have been made to slow down Fulmer’s delivery. Fulmer said this about the adjustments: “I’m staying a little taller. Sometimes I hunch down too much and get a little flat. Staying tall, getting …read more

Source:: Chicago Sun-Times – Sports

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