The high & tight sinker

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I'm gonna be honest... I live off this pitch. I'm a meter pitcher and can throw dots with it probably 7 out of 10 times. I won't have a SP in my rotation (Kluber, Oswalt, El Duque, Cueto & Whitley) that doesn't have a sinker. I also get the same pitch thrown at me time and time again and just accepted that it's part of the game even though it's an unrealistic pitch. Seems like the community rips on guys who lean on this. Am I exposing a flaw in the game or being a toxic player?

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You're exposing poor programming because this pitch has a visual issue which to many creates a mental/visual "hiccup".

I don't blame you, we all do it.

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Every game has its flaws that makes it unrealistic. The better players are the ones that expose them to the fullest. Always been that way. Never gonna change

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@Hikes83 said in The high & tight sinker:

Every game has its flaws that makes it unrealistic. The better players are the ones that expose them to the fullest. Always been that way. Never gonna change

That was my line of thinking until I started jumping on this forum regularly and seeing all the pissed off takes. I'm by no means great but really only play RS now that I'm happy with my team. I'd like to switch it up more but I'm a pretty trash hitter who needs to limit scoring to 4 or less to win most my games.

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Sinkers don’t bother me as much anymore. I can often spot it coming out of the hand and my timing is better. Have seen them so much that I got used to them

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Yep. I can tell pretty quickly if I'm playing a guy who is going to expose that pitch and sit on it. Those games usually end in Ls for me haha!

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I'm never upset at someone for spamming sinkers vs me. My disappointment is with SDS for making them unrealistic.

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@Washed__AF said in The high & tight sinker:

I'm never upset at someone for spamming sinkers vs me. My disappointment is with SDS for making them unrealistic.

Agreed. I use the sinker/FB mix probably 70% of the time. An opponent paying attention should be able to pick up on my tendencies. I don't feel bad throwing them if they can't barrell it up. I've had way more sliders/curves/slurves get crushed to the moon even when I hit my meter.

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Honestly I used to never do it because it felt kind of cheap. But if I see someone face me and they do it, I feel better using it. It’s such an unrealistic pitch. I know in the beginning of the year I had trouble hitting it but now it’s fairly easy to square up

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By all means, keep doing your thing. But if you rely so heavily on that 1 pitch, you'll eventually run into someone who will demolish each and every high sinker you throw and that will leave your spirit crushed. Especially when you'll start throwing offspeed, which is inevitably going to happen, and the guy can sit back on those as well. You'll then be left without a pitching approach, because your one trick pony strategy has been taken away and you'll most likely ragequit in the next inning or the one after that.

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I don’t mind them. I love high fastballs that land in the middle 😬😬

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@raesONE said in The high & tight sinker:

By all means, keep doing your thing. But if you rely so heavily on that 1 pitch, you'll eventually run into someone who will demolish each and every high sinker you throw and that will leave your spirit crushed. Especially when you'll start throwing offspeed, which is inevitably going to happen, and the guy can sit back on those as well. You'll then be left without a pitching approach, because your one trick pony strategy has been taken away and you'll most likely ragequit in the next inning or the one after that.

That has happened a time or two lol. It really doesn't effect me much, though. This is the first year I've played DD and I've been sitting between 12-20 games over .500 all season. Seems like I'll win 4 in a row, lose 4 in a row and repeat that cycle over and over again. It's frustrating but I stopped letting it actually make me mad. Playing this game is supposed to be fun lol.

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@jpott3012 said in The high & tight sinker:

@raesONE said in The high & tight sinker:

By all means, keep doing your thing. But if you rely so heavily on that 1 pitch, you'll eventually run into someone who will demolish each and every high sinker you throw and that will leave your spirit crushed. Especially when you'll start throwing offspeed, which is inevitably going to happen, and the guy can sit back on those as well. You'll then be left without a pitching approach, because your one trick pony strategy has been taken away and you'll most likely ragequit in the next inning or the one after that.

That has happened a time or two lol. It really doesn't effect me much, though. This is the first year I've played DD and I've been sitting between 12-20 games over .500 all season. Seems like I'll win 4 in a row, lose 4 in a row and repeat that cycle over and over again. It's frustrating but I stopped letting it actually make me mad. Playing this game is supposed to be fun lol.

Well that's good, there's no point in getting upset anyway. But it would benefit you to develop a better and more strategic pitching approach if you'd like to have some success in this game. Because once you hit the upper tiers, pretty much everyone can hit that sinker fairly consistent.

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@raesONE said in The high & tight sinker:

@jpott3012 said in The high & tight sinker:

@raesONE said in The high & tight sinker:

By all means, keep doing your thing. But if you rely so heavily on that 1 pitch, you'll eventually run into someone who will demolish each and every high sinker you throw and that will leave your spirit crushed. Especially when you'll start throwing offspeed, which is inevitably going to happen, and the guy can sit back on those as well. You'll then be left without a pitching approach, because your one trick pony strategy has been taken away and you'll most likely ragequit in the next inning or the one after that.

That has happened a time or two lol. It really doesn't effect me much, though. This is the first year I've played DD and I've been sitting between 12-20 games over .500 all season. Seems like I'll win 4 in a row, lose 4 in a row and repeat that cycle over and over again. It's frustrating but I stopped letting it actually make me mad. Playing this game is supposed to be fun lol.

Well that's good, there's no point in getting upset anyway. But it would benefit you to develop a better and more strategic pitching approach if you'd like to have some success in this game. Because once you hit the upper tiers, pretty much everyone can hit that sinker fairly consistent.

Oh, for sure. I've sat between 550-725 all season. I mix it up quite a bit with El Duque and Kluber, but I know I'm not actually good at the game. I'm just trying to stay close to 20 games over and maybe get hot and make a run at 800 before I move onto Madden or FIFA.

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@raesONE said in The high & tight sinker:

By all means, keep doing your thing. But if you rely so heavily on that 1 pitch, you'll eventually run into someone who will demolish each and every high sinker you throw and that will leave your spirit crushed. Especially when you'll start throwing offspeed, which is inevitably going to happen, and the guy can sit back on those as well. You'll then be left without a pitching approach, because your one trick pony strategy has been taken away and you'll most likely ragequit in the next inning or the one after that.

But you just said it, there are a select few who can hit them consistently. If they can hit those, there will be no pitch that truly fools them because they are just that good. There are just some guys who see the ball so well and can react/place PCI so well it doesn't matter what you throw and you just hope they have an off game.

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Any pitch that is spammed is a bad idea, i don't care if its high sinker or Knuckleball.

High sinker is OP, but not impossible to hit.