Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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 10:40 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: braves, indians

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
robneyer
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogBlue Jays new holders of peculiar Guinness World Record
(4 - 8:29pm, Jan 20)
Last: AndrewJ

NewsblogOT - NBA Thread (2018-19 season kickoff edition)
(5092 - 8:28pm, Jan 20)
Last: tshipman

NewsblogReport: Yankees could be in on Nolan Arenado
(12 - 8:25pm, Jan 20)
Last: the Hugh Jorgan returns

NewsblogOT - 2018 NFL thread
(641 - 8:19pm, Jan 20)
Last: Tony S

NewsblogKris Bryant dissed St. Louis and Yadier Molina called him a loser
(27 - 7:58pm, Jan 20)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogEpstein thinks Maddon will stay with Cubs past this season
(1 - 7:04pm, Jan 20)
Last: The Duke

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (January 2019)
(237 - 7:02pm, Jan 20)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogIf MLB Implements a Significant Rule Change in 2019, It Will Be a Pitch Clock
(23 - 6:14pm, Jan 20)
Last: shoewizard

NewsblogThibs' Hall of Fame Tracker
(1139 - 5:36pm, Jan 20)
Last: bachslunch

NewsblogFormer Reliever Tells Story of MLB Players Union Refusing to Help Pay for Life-Saving Treatment
(1 - 5:00pm, Jan 20)
Last: bobm

NewsblogOT: Soccer Thread (The Berhalter Thread?)
(806 - 3:08pm, Jan 20)
Last: foop

Sox TherapyRoster Numero Uno
(26 - 2:53pm, Jan 20)
Last: Darren

NewsblogEvan Longoria is latest MLB player to speak out against this year's slow free-agent market
(43 - 2:14pm, Jan 20)
Last: Rennie's Tenet

NewsblogCubs to launch their own sports network
(14 - 1:20pm, Jan 20)
Last: dejarouehg

NewsblogTheo Epstein’s Criticism Points to Shortcomings of Cubs Front Office
(3 - 11:13am, Jan 20)
Last: dejarouehg

Page rendered in 0.2252 seconds
44 querie(s) executed