“If you have the nice stuff, what makes it really hard is when the hitter is behind in the count right away — then you can use your wipeout slider, your changeup. But why him and pitchers like him might struggle is falling behind 2-0, 3-1, things like that. Free passes. For a hitter, when you go up against a guy that's kind of herky-jerky like that, you don't really want to make a first-pitch out, or a quick out, let's say. Sometimes, you've got to wait him out. But on the flip side, if he's ahead of you, it puts you on the defensive a little bit. I think that if Jimmy maybe upped that percentage of first-pitch strikes, he can do what he wants from there."