Wade LeBlanc: Just to give them different looks. That's about all that is. It's a different timing for the runner.
What has been the key to a good pickoff move and do you feel you are tough to run on?
Wade LeBlanc: I don't know if there really is a key to a good pickoff move. It's just how the runner perceives it, maybe good perception. I think the biggest thing to slow down the running game is just to hold the ball and freeze the runners.
Lefties hit a little better off you than righties – do you approach them differently?
Wade LeBlanc: In the past I haven't been able to throw my changeup very effectively to left-handers. I think that's a big difference that I have going into this year is confidence in the changeup to a lefty hitter.
You have a couple of different changeups – is it the grip that changes and how do they differ in movement?
Wade LeBlanc: The grip is the same. It's hard to explain. I can't really give away all my secrets. Grip is the same, everything's the same, maybe a little tweak in my finger pressure here or there.
You were stingy with men in scoring position – how did your approach change?
Wade LeBlanc: It's just being competitive. Your competitive juices start flowing even more, your adrenaline gets going, and you realize that the teams are allowing you to shut the opponent down. I try to go out there and do my job and I realize my job gets tougher when guys get on base.