”If you go look at my delivery at the start of last year to what it was before my last start, it doesn’t look like the same guy,” Peavy said. ”A big part of that is my legs. For some reason, I quit using my legs. It’s pretty easy to think why.”
”My ankle was hurt, and I pitched three or four games with it in San Diego,” he said. ”Probably took my legs right out of the equation subconsciously because I was injured. Then when I came back, I was probably favoring my legs, not wanting to drive off my backside and get out toward home plate. When I came over here and was doing that, [pitching coach Don Cooper] and those guys didn’t have anything to go off of.”
As Peavy repeated to reporters in Texas Tuesday, he is intent on using his legs more. But he’s also dropped his arm slot a good 12 inches from where it was at the start of the season.
Peavy is a classic three-quarters guy, not an over-the-top pitcher like he’s been.