Judging the Royals

September 22, 2013 7:32 AM

Jeremy Guthrie and eight pitches that changed the game

When a pitcher flies open that means his front shoulder—his glove-side shoulder—is rotating open too soon. That screws up his pitching mechanics and his throwing side is also affected; the ball tends to miss the strike zone. It happens so often, catchers have a sign for it: they tap their own shoulder to remind the pitcher to stay closed.

Judging the Royals

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