Baseball Forum - MLB Forum - Fantasy & College Baseball Forums

Baseball Forum - MLB Forum - Fantasy & College Baseball Forums (https://www.baseballforum.com/forum.php)
-   Detroit Tigers (https://www.baseballforum.com/detroit-tigers/)
-   -   Rondon impresses in first live batting practice (https://www.baseballforum.com/detroit-tigers/83401-rondon-impresses-first-live-batting-practice.html)

JustinVerlander35 02-18-2013 12:18 PM

Rondon impresses in first live batting practice
 
Quote:

Bruce Rondon has never thrown a pitch in the Major Leagues. In his first session against hitters in Major League camp, he wanted one more pitch.

He's just 22 years old, but he's the Tigers' hope to take over the closer role, either out of camp or in the near future. He's also a 6-foot-3 giant listed at 275 pounds. If he wants another pitch, he can have another pitch.

He got another, which means that Jeff Kobernus got to stand in the box for another pitch from Rondon.

Not surprisingly, it was a fastball. Surprisingly, Kobernus lashed it back for a one-hopper up the middle, hitting Rondon's glove hand. After the initial wave of trepidation rushed through the crowd of coaches and officials watching behind the batting cage and others from behind the fence, Rondon broke the tension with a giant grin.

"It was surprising," he said through a translator.

With that, Rondon's first live batting practice session against hitters was over at 31 pitches. He got a few swings and misses, and he got a couple ground balls besides Kobernus' finale. More than anything, he got hitters standing and watching, which is what they normally do during these early batting practice sessions when pitchers have been working out a week and hitters just got started.
Read more: Tigers reliever Bruce Rondon impresses in first live batting practice | MLB.com: News

JustinVerlander35 02-18-2013 01:36 PM

I wonder how this man did against him in BP?

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k1...ps7b536061.jpg


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:41 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome