The way Dinelson Lamet tinkers with his slider — throwing it hard and soft, inside and outside, high and low — Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle thinks at times it looks like the San Diego Padres rookie is throwing a wiffle ball.
At least when Lamet is throwing it at the Pirates. Lamet allowed just one hit over 5 2/3 innings in a 5-2 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday night, his second win against the Pirates in a week.
Lamet (6-4) surrendered two runs on two hits in San Diego last weekend. He was even sharper on the other side of the country, striking out five against three walks and keeping Pittsburgh guessing about when and where his slider was going.
“If guys are on the fastball I feel like I can come after them with that pitch,” Lamet said.
Over and over and over.
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