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Jeffress took an unexpected parting gift with him, courtesy of teammate Junior Guerra – the grip on a split-finger fastball.
His split-finger fastball was devastating, so much so the only pitch as effective that catcher Martin Maldonado could recall was the slider Zack Greinke threw at the height of his powers.
His fastball, meanwhile, sits at 98 mph and routinely touches 100, and his split-finger fastball tumbles out of the strike zone like a drunken acrobat.
The split-finger fastball that served him so well in 2016 never really materialized as a go-to pitch for Guerra this season, and his velocity dropped noticeably as well – not a good sign for a soon-to-be 33-year-old.
Riding an effective split-finger fastball, Bailey (5-8) gave up five hits and two walks with seven strikeouts.
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SPLIT-FINGERED FASTBALL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of split-fingered fastball for English Language Learners
baseball : a fast pitch that drops quickly as it nears the batter
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