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Angel On the Pitching Mound

If you have been following this blog for a while, you may remember a few posts we did a few months ago with kinesiologist Angel Borrelli, who specializes in the biomechanics of the pitching motion.

You might also have been wondering why we haven’t heard from Angel since then. Well, she’s been busy!

For one, she was helping Giants pitcher Barry Zito get back on track. Zito had been on the disabled list since mid-April with a sprained foot. While on the DL, he thought it might be a good use of his time to fix his mechanics — so he re-hired Angel to help him do that (he originally worked with Angel back in 2005). Zito’s been back now for a few weeks, and pitched well in three of his four starts since his return. How much of that is thanks to Angel? Hard to say, as she works only on his motion — not his pitches nor pitch selection. But I would guess that Zito is probably throwing more safely and efficiently now.

Here is an update on Angel Borrelli from a news program local to the Bay-Area:


Today’s Mets Lineup

Here is today’s Mets lineup against Giants lefthander Jonathan Sanchez:

Jose Reyes – SS
Chin-lung Hu – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Carlos Beltran – RF
Jason Bay – LF
Ike Davis – 1B
Ronny Paulino – C
Scott Hairston – LF
Mike Pelfrey – P

I thought it was What’s on second? Hardy har har. In all seriousness, not sure why Chin-lung Hu gets a guaranteed at-bat in the first frame and Carlos Beltran, Ike Davis, and Jason Bay do not. Also not sure how Hu gets an at-bat before Ronny Paulino. Once again, that mysterious Mets manager method of batting the second baseman second. But hey, maybe Terry Collins has a hunch Hu will pull a Ruben Gotay and come up with a three-hit game.

BTW game time is 1:10 PM so I hope those of you working 9-5 set the DVR.


Mets Game 30: Loss to Giants

Giants 2 Mets 0

This was sort of reminiscent of a game from the 1970s; it could have been John Montefusco and Jon Matlack on the mound facing lineups that include “hitters” like Chris Speier, Ken Reitz, Marc Hill, Roy Staiger, Mike Phillips, and Del Unser.