Righthander Will Inman isn’t overpowering, but World batters couldn’t figure out what to do with him in the fifth inning. Using his 90 mph, slow curveball and unusual motion to keep hitters off balance, Inman worked a routine three-up, three-down inning.
Fernando Martinez flied out to right on the second pitch he saw from Inman to start the inning, and Gorkys Hernandez lined to Inman on his third pitch to end it. In between Welington Castillo struck out on a 2-2 fastball.
Inman just about equally mixed his fastball and curve, working in the high 80s and touching 90, wtih his curve coming in in the mid-70s. His slow windup seemed to foul up hitters’ timing, as did the variation in velocity between the fastball and curve.