{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Kimball regroups after rough outing

Kimball regroups after rough outing

|
Kimball regroups after rough outing
BALTIMORE -- Reliever Cole Kimball had his worst outing of the season in Saturday's 8-3 loss to the Orioles. Kimball pitched one inning and allowed two runs on four hits.

Kimball blamed himself for the subpar outing. He said he threw too many off-speed pitches and threw the ball on the outside part of the plate too often. Instead, he should have thrown more fastballs and pitched inside to the hitters.

For example, in the seventh inning, Kimball threw a 3-2 slider to Nick Markakis, who ended up with an RBI single. The slider is not a strikeout pitch for Kimball. He said he should have thrown a split-fingered fastball.

"I was off-speed happy yesterday. There were a couple of different times I put the ball in the wrong spot," Kimball said. "Yesterday, it wasn't a matter of throwing strikes, it was a matter of putting the strikes where they needed to be. I needed to be smarter with pitch selection and location."

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español