Originally Posted by Sir Luke
It's not a matter of health or mechanics or being in shape, its the pitch breaking too quickly out of his hand and therefor being detectable to the hitter. And remember, I'm talking about late in the season when he had a few rough outings. And the bullpen thing wasn't an assumption I was just throwing it out there. It's really not terribly far fetched though.
Pitch Count Freq Velo pfx HMov pfx VMov
April SI 165 32% 92.32 -9.36 5.85
Sep SI 109 20% 93.58 -8.23 6.46
He threw his sinker less often in September than in April. It had just over an inch less run and about half an inch more rise. The pitch however was 1.3 MPH faster.