Yes, Matt Harvey’s struggles on the mound are due to a flaw in his motion — find out what it is and how it can be corrected.
Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen is correct in assuming that Harvey’s struggles are connected to something in his motion — something that the righthander wasn’t doing before. Warthen’s eye was sharp enough, in fact, to see Harvey “pushing” the ball. But what, exactly, does that mean? Furthermore, how can it be fixed?
As it turns out, the reason Harvey is “pushing the ball” is not easily recognized by the naked eye, and you may be surprised to learn why he’s doing it. Pitching motion troubleshooter Angel Borrelli identifies the exact body action causing Harvey’s flaw, and explains exactly how it can be corrected.
Also, in the case of Los Angels Angels of Anaheim pitcher Andrew Heaney, Borrelli explains platelet-rich plasma injections — what they are, what they do, and why they are applied. And though a “PRP” injection can and probably will speed the healing process, she’ll tell you why it rarely prevents a pitcher’s path to Tommy John Surgery.
Finally, Angel Borrelli breaks down the pitching motion of San Diego Padres pitcher Tyson Ross, pointing out why the tall righty is suffering from a sore shoulder, and offers a solution on how he can alter his mechanics in such a way that he’ll be pain-free and increase his pitching performance — and the tweak won’t change who he is as a pitcher.
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