Out of the Past Posted April 10, 2008 Share Posted April 10, 2008 I'm no pitching coach but I don't think taking velocity of his fastball wouod necessarily improve his command so this is probably good news. I guess we'll find out in his next start. http://www.miamiherald.com/591/v-print/story/490057.html Marlins' A. Miller working to regain his form That is the message the Marlins are trying to deliver to Andrew Miller, who has had what he calls his ''two worst consecutive starts'' to begin his career with the Marlins. Miller, one of the big-name prospects to come to Florida in the Miguel Cabrera-Dontrelle Willis trade with the Detroit Tigers, lasted 4 1/3 innings in his first start, and then left after throwing 91 pitches in 3 1/3 innings Monday. He has a 12.91 ERA this season. The problem? Miller is so worried about throwing strikes that he is taking too much off of his fastball and, as Miller puts it, ``Pitches are getting crushed.'' Miller put in some extra work Wednesday with pitching coach Mark Wiley, and the idea is to get Miller's confidence back in his fastball. The Marlins want to see the same life in his pitches he had when he pitched the final spring game against the Yankees, when he was throwing in the mid-to-high 90s. ''We saw him pitch against the Yankees, and his fastball was in the 90s, and we haven't see the 90s [in the first two starts],'' said Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez. ``So what I've talked to him about is I don't want him to take away from his velocity to try to throw strikes.' Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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