Adam Wainwright threw one of the worst pitches in MLB history last night
The motive behind the pitch was ‘”safety”. Wainwright spotted Molina moving to a place that made him vulnerable for the pitch he was about to see – as if the catcher was expecting a curveball and there, in Wainwright’s grip, was a fastball.
“I saw him shift outside and I was looking at a different part of the plate,” Wainwright explained after the Cardinals’ 2-1 loss to the Cubs. “When I saw that, instantly – and I saw it before – I thought he was looking for a breaking ball and I had fastball grip. I did not want to throw a ball and hit him in the collarbone or something and have Yadier out. I pull-hooked it and erred on the side of not hitting him – by 20, 30 yards.””
That is his excuse….
Are you shitting me? Adam. Friend. Listen, it happens. It is okay. You fucked up, you should’ve thrown high or a foot outside, not fucking 30 yards.