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Friday, February 26, 2016

Roger Clemens gives Astros pitchers a split-finger tutorial - Houston Chronicle

Clemens had one of the most menacing split-finger fastballs of the last generation, and he didn’t hesitate when Astros pitching coach Brent Strom asked him to visit with righthanders Michael Feliz, Jordan Jankowski and James Hoyt.

“Just explained to them the proper grip of a split instead of a fork ball and the thought processes when you’re throwing the baseball to home plate,” Clemens said. “And we got a little technical with them too.

“Today here in spring training the wind is a factor, and depending on what field you’re at, that will kind of dictate what a split-finger will do. It’s similar to trying to relate it to golf a little bit on the golf ball with the spin on a golf ball.”

Jim Furtado Posted: February 26, 2016 at 10:48 AM | 0 comment(s)
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