His curveball showed depth, and though the changeup was inconsistent, he showed a commitment to throwing it, especially late in the count. During his fabled long-toss sessions, Bundy said he throws the changeup from as far as 150 feet in an effort to maintain his arm speed while slowing down the pitch.
If Bundy sticks with the plan in developing those pitches as he progresses through the minors, Beatty said he'll arrive in the majors with "a really good changeup — and he's going to know how to use it — and have a really good curveball." And that's to say nothing of the cut fastball that Bundy used in high school but has not thrown this year.
After he got the news Wednesday night of his promotion, Bundy stood outside the gates at Harry Grove Stadium in Frederick with a few families, accepting congratulations and posing for pictures with young children.
Outside a stadium that becomes an open-air autograph market for three hours a night each summer, the team's star attraction began to close out the most sizable portion of this, the first volume of Dylan Bundy's professional baseball story.
"Bye bye, Dylan," a young boy said. Dylan was leaving soon, one step closer to The Show.
Dylan Bundy in Bowie
Baysox opponent: Erie SeaWolves
Time: Doubleheader begins at 6:05 p.m. (Bundy is expected to pitch the first game of the doubleheader)
Location: Prince George's Stadium
Bundy at Frederick: 6-3, 54 1/3 IP, 2.98 ERA (20 R, 18 ER), 48 H, 63 K, 17 BB
Bundy at Delmarva: 1-0, 30 IP, 0.00 ERA (2 R, 0 ER), 5 H, 40 K, 2 BB