Aug 21 Shields threw a 15-minute bullpen session before Monday's game to straighten out some of his mechanics, the Orange County Register reports.
Recommendation: Shields believes all of his recent struggles are mechanical, not mental. "I'm going out there and being aggressive with all the confidence in the world," he said. "Of course it (stinks) that I have to deal with it. You guys are putting a lot more emphasis on it than I am. I don't think it's a big deal."
They're downplaying this, but looking over Shields' career, he's been the model of consistency. The highest ERA for a single month was just 5.05. This August it's 13.50 (in 9 appearances).