The spring’s first live batting practice sessions are over. Pitchers basically threw five pitches to each hitter, then moved to the next guy.
“If they hit it, they hit it,” Dave Robertson said. “They know what’s coming.”
Curtis Granderson saw a total of 10 pitches from Alfredo Aceves and didn’t swing at a single one. The hardest hit ball I saw was by P.J. Pilittere, up the middle off Robertson.
Pitchers mixed fastballs and breaking balls, but generally announced the pitch and the location before throwing.