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Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Scott Barlow (58) pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the seventh inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff
Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Scott Barlow (58) pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the seventh inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff
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How a chance encounter helped Kyle Zimmer recover his former, ah, form ($):

Identifying a problem is the first step to addressing it, and as House watched Zimmer hum the baseball toward a catcher, House noticed a few minor flaws.

“He was prematurely rotating into his foot strike,” House said, “which caused his arms to be outside the width of his body. And he had a little tilt in his head.”

In layman’s terms, the mechanical issue boiled down to Zimmer’s direction toward the plate. In lifting his knee and preparing to throw the baseball, Zimmer’s body turned away from the plate and toward second base, becoming too closed off.

“When you do that,” Zimmer said, “every force has an equal opposite force. So you have to pull open even more (on the way through the pitch).”

Your non-Royals news:

Andrew Lloyd Weber is dragging the Cats movie now, which is definitely 100 emoji.

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