SF Giants Rumors: Sergio Romo On Pace For Future Arm Troubles

 

Sergio Romo

Picture is courtesy of Marko Realmonte.

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle says (via Twitter) Sergio Romo is throwing sliders 61% of the time and fastballs 31%. Last year Romo threw 54% sliders and 44% fastballs.
 
The slider is a very hard pitch on the elbow. Romo could be setting himself up for some arm trouble in the future. That’s a lot of stress on the elbow. I’m know Dave Righetti, but I do know all these sliders can’t be good for Romo long-term.

What’s your thoughts on Romo? Leave a comment here, and then leave a comment on the SF Giants Rumors Facebook page.

~King of Cali (Steven)

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4 Comments

  • GG says:

    The slider is the only reason he’s as good as he is. He’s going to have to figure out how to put less stress on his elbow, but that’s pitching. He’s a two-pitch pitcher. It does make you wonder, but really, without that pitch, what is Romo?

  • King of Cali says:

    GG,

    I have to agree with you! Romo gets guys out with that slider. Let’s just hope he can beat the odds of the elbow injury.

  • David says:

    Steve,

    That would be bad news for all concerned.

    Is it true that injuries caused by pitching are on the rise?
    Surgery seems more common than previously (maybe because it wasn’t available).

  • Anthony says:

    “You’ve got to dance with who brung you;

    Swing with who swung you;”

    no slider; no major league career