100MPH wrote:I watched todays game and I have a good eye when it comes to pitchers.
Sheets looks like he was injured before the game started. It looked like someone took a string and tied one end to Sheet's belt and the other end to Sheet's tricept. His range of motion was limited when pitching. He did not follow through on his pitches. His curve balls were in the 73 mph range and his fastball hit over 90 twice. Steets must have known something was wrong because he did not throw many fastballs. Almost all his pitches were curve balls.
He left after pitching 3 innings. I believe Sheets is going on the DL. The official report is he pulled his groin. The last pitcher with Sheets stuff to have a groin injury was Oswalt and he went on the DL for over a month.
My guess is Sheets was injured before the game but wrote it off to a cold day and not getting loose. He must have torn something. I would expect a 6 week stint on the DL.
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this is an EXTREMELY bold statement. I'm not going to jump to conclusions. I'll wait to see what happens with an open mind but i doubt what you say is true. How could you tell the difference between tearing something and simply not being lose for the game?
Pitchers need to be fluid in their delivery. Sheets could not extend his arm all the way following through. That indicates something is torn or too tight. Sheets should not have started this game.
I was at Wrigley last year watching Z soft toss from left field to the bullpen before the game started. I told everyone that Z looked like he was off/injured. Later that game Z left with a back injury.
I have the best eyes when it comes to pitching. Think of me as Steve Stone.