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Collapse of the Wanger: Chien-Ming Wang’s Pitiful Season (So Far)

Published by on April 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

What the (insert explicit term here) happened to Wang?

Three consecutive pitiful outings, and a shaken self-esteem, has done no good for the Yankees thus far.

It appears the ball is up, and his secondary pitches are hanging. The sinker is sinking into the batter's wheelhouse, with the slider and splitter just turning into batting practice fastballs.

It appears to me that Dave Eiland has been stressing this body before the arm thing too much. Look at the photo above, Wang is getting under the ball via this new mechanical philosophy, not on top.

Most pitcher's do follow Eiland's mechanical philosophy, but I don't think everybody fully understands what Wang needs to do.


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