Rich Dubee revealed in David Murphy’s notebook that he’s not pleased with the way Brett Myers is pitching:
“A lot of misses? I’d say there are way too many, yeah.”
Dubee cited that Myers has been off target from his locations during his starts; moreover, data has picked up on a drop in velocity, from the low- to mid-90s that Myers was unleashing last season, to the high 80s he’s registering this year. That drop is noticeable, and can prove all the difference between a hard-hit ball and a weakly hit ball.
Still, his problem remains location. Which seems to be his problem every season – if he can’t locate the fastball, Myers will get burned.