4.8: Chronicle Live -- Mitch Williams
MLB Network's Mitch Williams assesses the Giants pitching staff and addresses Brian Wilson's first outing of the season.
People really don't start the year off and commissioner an -- -- embarrassing. Mr. zero for three runs. Exactly you know an ideal situation but does although bouncing back to overcome you know in the you know noon it down so we need it. Brian Wilson a bit embarrassed Friday outing yesterday the RA we'll translate those numbers and a forty point five that I say the one number you have to look at it was hitting 96 on the speed gun at. They left oblique -- a back injury appears to be behind him but. We shall see that was a rough debut by his own lofty standards of yesterday at Bethel park. Welcome back to chronicle vibrant pop when studio they're taking rod to the studios of LB network in Secaucus New Jersey. And bringing a guy who authored a 192 saves in his Major League carrier Mitch Williams part of Brian -- -- problem yesterday Meche was he came and to try to close out an 821 again and it's tougher closures to concentrate. Yeah I think that has a lot to do that number one closers feed off adrenaline it. And Brian Wilson is most definitely an adrenaline guy. What I saw from him is what I wouldn't want to see if I was Bruce OT and that's a fact that he was -- 96 miles an hour. And he's got his stuff he walked off the mound healthy that's all I'm looking for the numbers for me. We're completely insignificant the most significant part was he did it any came out of it healthy. I'm Brian Wilson for the last couple years has been so adept at throwing back to back to back days and also coming in the eighth inning thinking is the most for five out saves in all of baseball. He did not draw back to back it all of this spring he did not exceed thirty pitches in any single. Outing so how Long Will it take you mentioned your opinion at. -- to get back up where he's able to be used consecutive days and he's able to be brought in by Bruce ball -- in the eighth inning at 45 out saves. But I don't think it's gonna take him long all you have do is look at the Barack. He's put together he's wound tighter and -- clocked -- authority he's put together like a bodybuilder and from the neck up. That's we're back to back days -- man that's where being able to pitch in the eighth inning comes in it doesn't have a whole lot to do with your arm with their stuff. All that is from the neck up and he's one of the most mentally strong closers. There is in the game if you if you can will yourself to go out there you can have success because hitters don't hit how they how you feel they have what they say. And M Brian understands that so I wouldn't. I look in April -- see him in back to back games I don't out of for a -- Imagine match that you like to make up -- this guy you know two of the most successful closers of the history of baseball very still personalities Trevor Hoffman Mariano Rivera they're having guys that are more -- like yourself throughout your career being down -- go wild thing when you look at the the wild thing -- a lot of the giants' Brian Wilson deal like his make up. Well the thing I like about Brian -- and people consider me. -- wild pumped up guy and yet that I have a journal -- absolutely I live -- I think Brian lives on it. But the thing that I like most about him. He does not celebrate anything until that game is over and then he turns around he does as little signal to his father. That is him you don't see him pump his fist after a strike out you don't see him -- his chest after an out. He simply does not celebrate until the game is over and even then. A he -- know a lot of celebrate new game is the game. He understands it pays homage to his father that if they've people consider that a celebration and showing them up then there's something wrong with those people that's what Brian does. Mariano Rivera. Trevor Hoffman these guys do that I mean if you check Mariano most polls I'd be surprise visit above 75 when -- -- When you check mine it might have been a 175. That's how I differed from him. Brian is I think he has the perfect make up for what he does he doesn't celebrate any thing -- -- game is over. And it shares stand many games last year won the National League west for the Giants the division series against Atlanta the championship series all the way out of they -- the World Series over the Rangers big and hard throwers you're one of the hardest throwers in the history of baseball Brian Wilson can bring it. Tim Lincecum the Mets early this year is bringing up like we have not seen from him in a couple of years he was throwing 95 miles per hour yesterday in the first inning. Late in the game he was throwing at 94 miles per hour in the sixth inning. -- from the -- -- a right hander because last year we were concerned about his velocity. Well it's just arm speed. And it's -- your body in a position let's arm speed war and I think last year in August went through struggles. -- -- on guys that it does a lot of head tilt and he's got his head tell them. And that's fine when he's going good he does that head tell but then gets it back to the plate as he finishes and in August I think he was -- and out. And never getting back to get behind his head when he got back towards the end of the year when he -- has so successful on September in the playoffs. He's still head to head tilt but it the finish he was behind his head going forward and mechanically. You're either born with arms Peter you're not. What you do with your lower body. Dictates whether or not your arms -- going to be there. And whether or not your velocity will be there so he's obviously doing things right with -- -- lower half. To allow his arm speed to work right now and it's only gonna work foreign. Because the more velocity has with a changeup and off speed stuff that he possesses. The hitters and it's a nightmare I mean thirteen punch out last night. You say it's a nightmare on it that's the reason sort because there's such a drastic difference in velocity between his fastball and his off speed that. Just thirteen strikeouts and no walks yesterday also was brilliant handling the bat he dropped out a couple of beautiful -- history to win over the Padres speaking out. The bad I don't -- ask you about the honorary bat girl contest one week left for fans to be involved in this they can submit stories to a program at by Major League Baseball this season this isn't G komen foundation which recognizes fans who have been affected by breast cancer and have demonstrated academic defied. The disease going to bat against breast cancer there's the website you can do it through April the fourteenth match this is a great caused by Major League Baseball I think. Tremendous. Battled it and then there's a lot of folks out there that have very touching stories and you send then -- -- years testimonies what you've gone through what a friend or family member has gone through. We -- to Rome and believe me all of whom are worthy it's just a matter of us picking someone that's gonna be about about bad girl on that day. So. It's it's a chance for. Major League Baseball and for the people around the country. To recognize a very worthy cause. This suit and Susan G. Komen foundation get behind it tell us your story. Get the opportunity to be a bad girl and trust me it's -- really outstanding cause and I'm one of the people that that chooses them I'm one of the people that reads them. Every one of them is touching in their own way and as I said I've dealt with a personally myself. So I know or these people are coming from so it's a great thing and MLB's got behind and I hope to continue it. In the future.