@venturayordano#yordanoventura#ace30 Yordano was one of my favorite pitchers. He threw fire and didn't give AF. He was small, but didn't care. He gave his best performances under the most pressure. His delivery is more different than most conventional or traditional pitcher's. He had a very short stride, and quick pitch. What I think made him great, wasn't the fast moving, forward momentum generating "down the mound" action. It was the opposite of that. Instead of generating an action towards the plate, I believe Yordano generated force away from the plate. The "kick" I've talked about is what I mean. That last second explosion off the rubber is the best thing for a small pitcher trying to bring heat. Tim Lincecum had a huge stride off the mound, almost bounding towards the batter. Yordano was opposite. They both threw 100. Yordano landed, began to throw the ball, and kicked into the ground in the opposite direction all at the same time. This type of pitching isn't for everyone. Some want quick, explosive deliveries. Some want smooth, downhill deliveries. To each his own, and his own was one of my favorites. RIP Yordano.