Get ahead.....then get dirty. That is the philosophy that we want our pitchers to use. Here is a great article from Ryan Sawyers, a pitching coach for Garden City CC. In the article he speaks of the importance of getting ahead with 1st pitch strikes. We definitley agree with the point he is making. And by first pitch strikes we do not mean a fastball, we mean any pitch from your repertoire over the plate to get ahead of the hitter. Getting ahead is the key to successful pitching.
Here is a link to the article: http://www.insidepitching.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=501