08/24/2013 - Under Armour All-America Game, powered by Baseball Factory A lot of the buzz during the game and immediately after was about Michael's outing. Not only did he strike out the side, but he made three very talented hitters look silly in the process. This was an especially important outing for him, coming on the heels of a couple of recent performances that didn't meet his expectations. This time out, he was stellar. His fastball topped at 93, but he didn't use it that much. He relied heavily on his slider, which he had excellent feel for. The best ones were 78-79 with big action across the zone and down. He backed of some down into the lower 70s earlier in counts, but went back to the harder and shorter version as his out pitch. If you blinked one too many times while he was on the mound, you missed a lot. He worked quick, attacked the zone, and made short work of the three hitters he faced.