Another interesting thing about Sawamura (at least to me), is that he's about the only Sox pitcher to throw low in (or outside of) the zone.Sawamura was incredible last night. The real save came in the eighth. Second inning of duty with statnton, judge, urshela and torres up. Apart from the walkof Stanton, he was perfect.
If he turns out to be Tazawa 2.0 (12-14), we'd all be ecstatic, especially with how well Tazawa handled MFY. The repertoires are similar too. Sensational stuff. Sawamura being a reliable hi-lev performer goes a long way in the bullpen stabilizing.
His splitter comes in fifth lowest above home plate among all of MLB (min. 100 pitches).
Overall, he throws his entire repetoire 43rd lowest among all of MLB (min. 250 pitches), on a pitching staff that does not focus on it (Sox pitchers are 26th out of all 30 MLB clubs in pitches' height above home plate).