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May 23, 2011

Matt Thornton modifies his slider

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ May 23, 2011 11:01 pm
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Schouwen @ CST:

Thornton has modified his slider, going back to a harder, true 88-91 mph slider as opposed to the slower, more curvy second pitch he used to throw. He got a big strikeout with it against Oakland’s David DeJesus,, but his bread-and-butter pitch is still a 96-97 mph fastball.”It has a late cut when it’s right,” Thornton said. “Just a touch of cut where I get jams and broken bats. Hitters see a fastball coming in and they’re geared up for a mid-90s fastball and it cuts at the end. It’s a pretty tough pitch to handle.”

Other White Sox links: J.J. looks on Alexei Ramirez’s improvement, James recaps the past week, and Gordon Beckham feels good about his swing.

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