Monday, June 18, 2012
WASHINGTON — The work began the day after CC Sabathia’s last start.
The Yankees ace had just battled through yet another start. Without consistent command of his fastball, Sabathia pitched the Yankees to a victory, though he knew it wasn’t good enough. So, he sought out pitching coach Larry Rothschild, who took a still frame from a start in 2009 and compared it with an image taken from Sabathia’s outing the previous night. The comparison revealed a small but correctable, mechanical flaw, one that he hopes is a thing of the past when he takes the mound against the Braves Monday night.
“It makes a big difference,” Sabathia said. “That will be something that I look to correct.”
I can’t imagine fixing this “mechanical flaw” will also add 1-2 MPH to his fastball, but one can dream.
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