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  • #16
    Originally posted by Redcap View Post
    Usually pitchers start getting knocked around when they lose velocity on their fastball. Yu is actually has more velocity this year than at any time. Either his breaking stuff isn't working well or he's not using his pitches wisely.
    Pretty good analysis on beyondtheboxscore.com on Yu and his issues - it is primarily the latter - not using his pitches wisely. He's throwing almost all 4-seam, cutter, and slider these days and has become predictable when he throws each particular pitch.
    Last edited by Doug; 09-10-2017, 12:57 PM.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Redcap View Post
      Usually pitchers start getting knocked around when they lose velocity on their fastball. Yu is actually has more velocity this year than at any time. Either his breaking stuff isn't working well or he's not using his pitches wisely.
      Yes, velo still there. I read somewhere--can't find the link--that he's gets similar downward break with his pitches...but not the same degree of horizontal break as he had before.

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      • #18
        Yeah, I can't recall the link either but it said he lost an inch or two of lateral movement on his breaking pitches. Lots of guys do really well with less. He needs to be in the right environment, like in our ballpark with our fans and our team.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Flounder1 View Post
          Yeah, I can't recall the link either but it said he lost an inch or two of lateral movement on his breaking pitches. Lots of guys do really well with less. He needs to be in the right environment, like in our ballpark with our fans and our team.
          His control has become a bit erratic, which has led to extra baserunners and extra pitches. Three of his five starts have seen him go five innings or less, which isnít ideal from your number two starter. And this is mainly due to his control, or lack thereof.

          The biggest problem with him right now has to be his mechanics. If you compare his mechanics from this season compared to 2013 (his best season), you can see a significant discrepancy.

          Right now his release points are all over the place and inconsistent, unlike four years ago. In fact, if you look at his release points from 2014, they more in line with 2013 than 2017. Now Iím not a coach, but if you were to take a look at his delivery from 2013 or 2014, you could see a difference compared to today. You know what 2013 and 2014 have in common? They were his pre-Tommy John seasons.


          His pitches just do not have the same movement that they once did and his money pitch after the fastball, the slider, is the biggest culprit.

          Last month he had an average of 8.63 inches of horizontal movement and his last start it was at 6.99 inches. In 2013 and 2014, the horizontal movement was 9.24 and 9.60 inches, respectively.

          https://dodgersway.com/2017/09/03/do...er-yu-darvish/



          Dodgers Nation @DodgersNation
          Yu Darvish just walked on 4 pitches. What is life.


          Andy McCullough @McCulloughTimes
          Yu Darvish was not happy to learn that Cody Bellinger was charged with an error in the sixth. Darvish felt he made the error.



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