hybrid wrote:broomulack wrote:hybrid wrote:Well, Livan doesn't throw nearly as hard or put as much stress into his delivery.
It's not throwing hard that stresses the arm, it's curves, sliders and all the fancy stuff.
Zambrano will be just fine.
And you don't think Zambrano puts stress on his arm?
Dude, of course. Pitching in general is an unnatural movement for the arm. The human arm was not created to throw a ball that weighs a few ounces in such a violent motion.
My point was that throwing harder doesn't make a pitcher more of an injury risk than a guy who doesn't throw as hard.