Shortly after they watched the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate their 12th NL Central title on their home field, the Brewers were eliminated from postseason contention following four straight years in the playoffs.
But Yelich can still attest to how hard it is to hit a curveball.
On Twitter, Yelich commented on just how hard it is to hit a curveball like that, revealing that it looks like a fastball at first glance and that when hitters first see it, they do everything they can to try and catch up to it, only to realize it’s a curveball.
Spiked Curveballs actually look a lot like Fastballs cause of how low they come out especially if you’re looking for the inside FB which Kershaw does a lot. Eventually you look in to beat him to the spot and man does it suck when it turns out it’s a CB. We’ve all been there 🤣 https://t.co/UiN9uTpaOF
— Christian Yelich (@ChristianYelich) October 13, 2022
Yelich Sounds Off On Kershaw’s Spiked Curve
Yelich certainly understands how hard it is to hit certain pitches.
Clayton Kershaw’s curveball is one of those pitches.
Kershaw of course, has been around the league for a long time and knows how to fool hitters with his curveball.
But even the best in the business, such as Yelich, understand how difficult reading those pitches is.
The way Yelich describes it makes it seem nearly impossible for even some of the best hitters in the game to hit Kershaw’s curveball.
Many always say that the hardest thing to do in all of sports is to hit a baseball.
It requires great discipline and focus, which sometimes may not even be enough, especially when you consider Kershaw’s curve.
Spiked curveballs especially can fool hitters, as Yelich alluded to, and it’s clear that Profar learned that the hard way last night in Game 2.