Originally Posted by REDREAD
Not an expert, but isn't it possible to still throw hard with a shoulder injury for awhile?
Again, not saying this guy was right. He may have just made it up, but it would explain some things.
Sure it is, but his rational was Homer's lost velocity was because of his shoulder injury that he apparently has according to this guy. Then Homer goes down to AAA and throws at the same velocity he was throwing before this 'shoulder injury' and he did it with control (71 strikes and just 18 balls thrown in 8 innings with no walks and 7 strikeouts).