Quick Hits with Josh Cribb

Clemson pitcher Josh Cribb talks about the most dominating performance in Clemson postseason history.

You were sent to the bullpen earlier this year and then you seemed to turn things around quickly. Can you talk about how that move changed your outlook on the season?
Cribb: Yeah you know I talked to Sully (Coach O'Sullivan) and Sully talked to me about it. I talked to Coach Leggett. The point of the move was that I hadn't been throwing well to lefties all year. Georgia Tech had seven lefties in the lineup. So the whole point of that was that I was going to try and close out all three games (against Georgia Tech) on the weekend then it just worked out to where I had to come in that first game and throw three or four innings.

Yeah but was it right after the Georgia Tech series when things really begin to work for you this year?
Cribb: Yeah I went into the bullpen and that was the best thing for me that weekend was coming out of the pen. That was my turn around point. I can kind of look back and say now that if I hit my spots I'm going to be fine. And that's what I've basically been doing. I get into a rhythm, throw a lot of strikes, and the defense plays behind me.

What pitches did you think you had working for you tonight?
Cribb: The first couple of innings I felt real good. My arm didn't feel as good as it's been in the past but I think as the game went along I had pretty much control of every pitch I wanted to throw. The one thing that's been able to help me out the last couple of outings is that I've been able to hit my spots and I've been able to throw each and every pitch for strikes.

* Cribb threw just 98 pitches in Saturday night's win. The highest number of pitches he made in any inning was 14.

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