And as Sale said afterwards, “Any time you go out there and get three outs and don’t give up any runs, you’ve got to be happy.”
Not so fast, Cooper countered a few minutes later.
“He’s still having location problems. Not throwing the fastball away from left-handers and getting it in to right-handers, and the breaking ball is not getting in enough,” Cooper said. “He’s leaving a few too many pitches out over the plate.
“But he’s got the day off, then we’ll work on it.”
Sale will lay low on Friday, then throw the “educational” bullpen session on Saturday.
“There’s still some things we need to work on,” Sale acknowledged, adding, “It will be an exciting week, but I hope this was the start of getting out of the funk I’ve been in.
“A couple of those balls were hit pretty good, on first-pitch fastballs. I could’ve done without getting the bases loaded, but I think we took another step forward, something to build on the next time.”
March 17, 2011
Don Cooper diagnoses Chris Sale with location problems
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