INSIDE CHINA BASIN: NY Times’ Tyler Kepner On Book, “K: A History Of Baseball In 10 Pitches”

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New York Times baseball writer Tyler Kepner gives his thoughts on the Giants and the NL West and we talk about his Thursday story detailing an alarming strikeout rate in MLB and the possibility of K’s surpassing hits this season. Click to read Tyler Kepner’s story

We talk about his new book, K: A History Of Baseball In 10 Pitches, which has some interesting references to Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner and former Giants pitcher Gaylord Perry.

We also go down on the farm again with Augusta Green Jackets play-by-play announcer Joe Laurendi and Melissa Lockard from The Athletic joins us to talk about the entire Giants minor league system.

In his book, Kepner focused Madison Bumgarner:

“…I go really deep into the final pitch of the ’14 World Series and the sequence to Sal Perez and why Bumgarner went only fastballs there, why he didn’t try anything else and why his fastball even though he doesn’t throw it 97 is so good and why it was the only pitch that he relied on in that whole at bat.”

Listen To Kepner, Laurendi and Lockard

Join us again next week when we chat with Ray Woodson and Seth Everett from iHeart Radio about the Giants road trip.

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