Bottom 6th: Delgado Brings The Heat

Watching Marlins righthander Jesus Delgado pitch this year at Double-A Carolina, today’s game pretty much showed what he is: a reliever with mid-90s heat who throws and an occasional off-speed pitch just for good measure. Today was the hardest I’ve seen him throw all year, topping out at 97 mph (or 98, depending on which radar gun you trust) and sitting 94-96.

Delgado got White Sox second baseman Chris Getz to ground out to shortstop, though he hustled to first base and looked safe (and just about everyone in attendance seemed to feel the same way). The inning ended with Diamondbacks first baseman Jamie D’Antona to fly out to right field.