Sunday, February 22, 2009

No pain from John Maine

It might have been only pitching live batting practive but its a start. John Maine pitched for the first time in over 6 months and felt no pain. Of course he was not satisfied with the results. He also is trying to bring back his curve ball for the first time in 3 years.

It seems that Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen is having the pitchers add to there respective arsenals . Giving them more pitch selection on the mound is great if the new pitch is something that can be effective. Nothing wrong with trying it in Florida.

1 comment:

metsfan73 said...

That is one thing I have noticed since Warthen became the pitching coach: he has his pitcher's going back to using a curve ball. Under Rick 'Coach Pluto' Peterson, he had pitcher's abandon the curve, and use the change-up. He might have done this to save their arms (curve puts a lot of strain on shoulder and elbow), or it might just be a difference in pitching philosophy.