Pulse pitching works in a rhythmic fashion; the pitching ring expands outwards and then contracts in uniform speed. With this knowledge in place, let us then use our thumb as a make-shift metronome to help time the pulse. Let me show you exactly what I mean. By placing your thumb over the X button on the controller, and moving it up and down in accordance with the pulse of the pitch, you create a handmade metronome. Literally. Before executing the pitch, make sure your rhythm matches that of the pulse, and instead of using the visual cue of the pitch cursor to determine when to press down on the controller, the physical movement of our thumb’s oscillating motion will regulate our decision regarding when to time the pitch. Lastly, after ensuring that our thumb’s movement matches the pulse, we can finally execute the pitch as our thumb naturally descends towards the controller. And there you go. Your thumb movement should synchronize with a condensed pitch cursor. An accurate pitch.
So that’s all for this week. Just remember, with pulse pitching, we’re relying more on our thumb’s back and forth motion than our eyes to time the mechanic precisely. By employing a slightly crude but nonetheless effective timing mechanism via a makeshift, thumb-derived metronome, we can more accurately time the pulse of the pitch. The result; you’ll be painting the corners and striking out batters with reckless abandon. Clayton Kershaw style.
Pulse Pitching. Time the pulse. Be the pulse. Simple.
Be sure to check out my other MLB 15 The Show Guides here: