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Friday, November 11, 2011

Indians’ newest addition Derek Lowe wants to take command

Lowe: Never Stop Improvising.

Asked if he had altered his arsenal of pitches the past few years, he said: “I’m not at the stage of my career to start throwing a knuckleball. But I started throwing a cutter a couple of years ago. I’ve become a breaking ball pitcher, and for me, that’s not the way to go.

“I have to be a fastball pitcher, a guy who throws down and away. Last year, that was my problem. I have to get back to throwing my fastball, to commanding my fastball.”

Lowe has been known as a sinker, slider guy, a pitcher who depends on inducing batters to beat the ball into the dirt. He believes he is on he way to becoming that pitcher again.

“I got into such a mechanical funk — [pitching coach] Roger McDowell and I took note of it — but I couldn’t stop it. My pitching was not competitive, to be honest. But you learn from it and make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

...Since the end of the season, Lowe thinks he has made progress in fixing his delivery.

“I started working out a month ago,”’ he said. “So I’ve been working on it, trying to get that muscle memory back. [The defect] already has gone away, but I have to make sure I stay on top of the ball and do the other things that all pitchers have to do.”

Repoz Posted: November 11, 2011 at 11:40 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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