Tuesday, February 20, 2007







Jonathan Sanchez pitches live BP to Giants hitters, including Benjie Molina.

4 comments:

Lyle said...

Some of you who understand pitching mechanics, please help.

Does Jonathan's arm seem behind his legs in this photo? Granted, we don't know the circumstances, but he looks "all arm" at this point in his delivery.

Am I missing something?

Giantfan9 said...

The ....arm always follows the body. It creates a whip like dynamic that adds velocity to the pitch. I have hundreds of photos of pitchers at this same point in their delivery. Sanchez is pretty typical. Noah Lowry's is one of the worst........his delivery looks painful.

Lyle said...

I know the arm follows the body. I just think it looks too far behind in this photo. Maybe it's just me.

Giantfan9 said...

I think it is just because I snapped the photo in the instant before the arm whipped forward. I have many other photos that look just like this....some even more exaggerated.