Originally Posted by TDog
I totally agree with this. And the fact is, Reed hasn't lost velocity.
I disagree with this. During his recent struggles, Reed's velocity has been topping out at 91mph. (which was the case last night) As recently as August, he was hitting 93-94mph pretty regularly. I do agree that he has also struggled with command as well but I think he is also battling a little bit of "dead arm" right now. A previous poster mentioned the six appearances in six days. Perhaps that was a test of his conditioning because he has scuffled since that stretch. I agree with JB98 that he should be put on the same arm conditioning program that Quintana and Sale used last offseason. He seems to wear down over the course of the season.
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