Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
First pitch cutters to Hart and Weeks was brilliant.
Neither one of them was in the AB once Motte got that first 'offspeed' pitch thrown for a strike.
Like I've said - if he never throws that cutter for a single strike, it's still worth throwing 20% of the time. Weeks and Hart are the kind of guys that can really hurt Motte and he just absolutely mowed through them in large part due to what amounts to a below average cutter.
He doesnt need to have a fantastic cutter. Be nice but not neccessary. He just needs them to not sit on that fastball every single pitch.