Time out, time out here. When exactly did the inability to locate pitches become a mental thing? I never knew telekinesis played a part in pitching. Always thought God given ability, repetition and practice were the key. Silly me......I enjoyed his appearance the other night when he came in against the cardinals and walked two guys and couldn’t finish the game with very little pressure. Edwards is mentally weak and not trustworthy. Hopefully this will be his last season with the team.
Pitching Mechanics are a big deal. If you move from one side of the rubber to the other it throws off all of your angles.Time out, time out here. When exactly did the inability to locate pitches become a mental thing? I never knew telekinesis played a part in pitching. Always thought God given ability, repetition and practice were the key. Silly me......
Pitching Mechanics are a big deal. If you move from one side of the rubber to the other it throws off all of your angles.
For him to create muscle memory for 30 days then to have a umpire to declare it illegal it is not this easy thing to overcome. Sure he was upset. Why wouldn't he be upset.
What matters is what has he done after he was given the time to adjust to a legal felivery?
1st 3 games: 16.20 ERA
May 3.00 ERA
June 0.00 ERA.
It takes innings to over come those 3 starts. I'm pretty sure if Cishek's injury becomes a DL stint that Edwards will become more of a focus.
In the pen Kintzler, Strop and Edwards have been the best 3 arms. It really wasn't Cishek. Cishek was given the opertunity to close.
Short term memory is wonder ful.I’m not just saying Edwards is mentally weak because of his issues this season, to me it has showed up time and time again over the course of his career. Yeah his numbers do usually look good at seasons end (don’t look at his playoff numbers though, yikes!) because he gets plenty of low leverage situations. Often Maddon does a good job of getting him out quick when he brings him in in close games and Edwards walks the first guy or two which also saves his whip and era.
Also people want to mention his issue is control and that has to due with repetition and practice, but generally his command is not much of an issue in low leverage situations.
Edwards is a good kid with great stuff and if he can prove me wrong I’ll be thrilled. But I’m going to side with history for now that Edwards does not show up in big moments. With a1 run lead, for now he is one of the last people I want to see coming in.