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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Marlins believe throwing more strikes will lead to more wins

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Midway through Ryne Stanek’s first throwing session of spring training with the Miami Marlins, he was interrupted by pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr.

Stanek’s fastball kept sailing inside.

“If you find yourself missing consistently in the same area ...” Stottlemyre said, embarking on a discourse about arm angles, eye focus and release points —that is, how to throw strikes.

Strikes were a problem for the Marlins last year. They led the majors with 615 walks and led the National League with 105 losses, which is not a coincidence.

That Marlins management thinks this is news probably explains a lot about much of that team’s history.

 


 

 

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