Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Buster Olney…Spoke with Boston general manager Theo Epstein, and he said the difference is Matsuzaka has tended to rush in his delivery when he works from the stretch. When he works from the windup, there are mechanisms in place that slow down his delivery, built-in pauses that allow him to gather his body before he launches himself toward the hitter.
It will be interesting to see how the Sox try to resolve this issue. Does Tek and/or John Farrell make a few more trips to the mound? Will they try to tweak his delivery from the stretch? Getting Matsuzaka right from the stretch is the biggest issue for the Sox.
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