This Doesn’t Look Good

John Lackey's velocity chart for yesterday's game:

Lackey-Brooks

I'm pretty sure your fastball velocity isn't supposed to decline like that through the course of an 85-pitch appearance.

(H/t Red Sox Beacon)

5 comments… add one
  • Sounds like a good old case of ‘Dead Arm’.

    AndrewYF May 6, 2011, 10:55 am
  • I remember when we used to wonder about injuries. Now we see them in the data for ourselves. Amazing.

    James YF May 6, 2011, 11:00 am
  • Sounds like a good old case of ‘Dead Arm’
    My fear is it is his entire body.

    SF May 6, 2011, 11:30 am
  • He always did remind me of a zombie: slack-jawed, trouble speaking coherently, dead eyes…you could be on to something SF!
    http://www.blogcdn.com/www.aolnews.com/media/2009/12/john-lackey-200aj121409.jpg

    AndrewYF May 6, 2011, 7:50 pm
  • Well he was struggling with command early-on, so he probably took a bit off his velocity in order to throw strikes.
    Regardless, that outing was god-awful.

    Atheose - SF May 9, 2011, 2:44 pm

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