TheClemsonInsider.com caught up with Clemson pitching coach Dan Pepicelli Saturday at Doug Kingsmore. The Tigers have made a number of pitching moves over the past few weeks that appear to be working well.
Scott Weismann has pitched well the past few weeks from the bullpen. How has he adjusted to that new role?
“So far it is good. We just felt like Scotties energy was suited for the bullpen. He has been doing a nice job up to this point. We are just going to see how it works out. Every time out he seems to gain confidence. We think it could be a really good move for us,” said Pepicelli.
Dominic Leone had his best peformance of the season Friday night. How helpful is it to have him back at 100 percent?
“He is getting close. I still think he has a little bit better game in him. He can be a little bit sharper with his command, but he was pretty good last night obviously. We are excited about it. We have high expectations for him. We think he is made for that role right there, that Friday night role,” Pepicelli.
Talk about the move of Jonathan Meyer to Sunday starter.
“He is a strike thrower. That is what we need. We need to be able to work ahead of the count. Jonathan can do that for us with a variety of pitches. I am excited. I think it gives us good tempo on a Sunday,” said Pepicelli.
Do you think David Haselden will stay in the middle relief role?
“We will see. I think he has done a nice job so far. We will have to see how things develop,” said Pepicelli.
How is Kevin Brady coming with his recovery?
“He is getting strong. We are very happy with the week that Kevin has just had. Obviously he is going to need a couple of weeks of just building up and throwing. We will just have to see how his arm comes along. He is just now getting to the point where he can put some real load on his arm from flat grounds and location stuff,” replied Pepicelli.