Pitching and Defense Guide Keys to 2-0 Win

The Keys behind great pitching and defense and timely hitting record their eighth straight home win.

The Frederick Keys continue their hot play with a 2-0 shut out victory against the Potomac Nationals. Sean Gleason recorded his 10th save of the season, but made things interesting as he walked the first two batters of the inning. Great defensive play helped guide the Keys to the victory.

Sean Gleason

On his stuff

"My stuff is good enough right now. I need to be better. Just knocking out the saves fewer pitches more efficiency is always a plus. The more pitches the hitter sees the more comfortable they get so three pitches or less is going to be my goal from here on out."

On what causes his outings to be interesting

"Maybe just trying to make that perfect pitch instead of going at them because a good hitter is like three for 10 so if I come down in the zone I think he will be fine. I left the ball a little high and up sometimes just trying to make that perfect pitch. I feel comfortable though, I am just missing a little bit but I felt good and have life and movement. I want to let the game come to me, get ahead and stay ahead. Walks lead to runs, luckily the last two outings I have put them away later. Just come in and attack the hitters early. Just have to settle in better."

Manager Orlando Gomez

On Gleason

"He makes me nervous a little bit. My heart was pumping a little bit. He is throwing the ball well. I mean he is throwing 94 to 96 MPH I don't know why he is trying to be too perfect. I mean you throw that and stay down and let everything else happen he is going to save and we will win a lot of games."

On if Gleason throwing more pitches exposes him to hitters

"Yea, its something like the way he throws the ball. He throws strike one and strike two then the guys will chase something because they know he throws hard and throws strikes. If you go ball one or ball two in this level they might chase but when you start going higher in the game they spit on it. He has too good an arm for that. He has got to get ahead of hitters. You don't want to be perfect all the time. If you can throw a breaking ball for strike then you can throw a fastball for a strike because they are two completely different pitches, but so far he is playing well."


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