Friday, August 04, 2006

The Delivery

I uploaded an animated series of still photos of Matsuzaka's delivery to You Tube. You can view the animation below. It's not earth shattering, but you can see his easy delivery in slower, point-by-point, fashion. Check out the drag he uses on his back toe as he steps off the rubber. I wonder if those mechanics give his pitches something extra. He doesn't do it on every pitch.

I also added another You Tube clip from DM's May 26th performance against Hanshin. Click this link to take you to the story I wrote after that start, and the new video is available to watch. It's a highlight reel of his 14 strikeouts on the day, and you can get a good sense of the explosiveness of his fastball, along with the wicked bite of his breaking stuff. Enjoy!


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