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Analyzing the Struggles of Josh Beckett: It’s Not the Curveball

Published by on May 5, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Josh Beckett is not "overusing his curve ball."  

This article is a response, in part, to a Boston Globe sports rumor asserting that Josh Beckett has become " Curveball Happy" and has changed his release point.

Neither of these are true.

Josh Beckett is not suddenly "afraid to throw his four-seam fastball" in on left-handed hitters. Critics and expert media personalities want to take casual game observations and summarize a player's problems.

Beckett has allowed too many men on base, by way of the walk and by hit.

Beckett and the Curve The assertion that Josh Beckett is " curve ball happy" is foolish. Beckett will throw anywhere from 25-35 curve balls in a typical start where ...

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