Lynn’s slimmer physique has given him more flexibility in his windup, and the results have been inconsistent as he tries to get used to the movements of his lighter look.
“When you have a different body type you’re going to have a little more flexibility compared to the lack of flexibility at times I’ve had in the past,” Lynn said. “It’s knowing now where and how far I can push things. We’re still getting to when (I) try to make a pitch I’m striding too far at times. The delivery is getting there. It’s just off a touch.”
So far this spring Lynn has surrendered 20 hits in 12 innings and has posted an ERA of 7.50. Not good, but if every other pitcher can claim that he’s “working on some things,” Lynn certainly can. Like, where the momentum has to come from with that much less mass. Let alone what to do with an arm that gets from back to front that much quicker thanks to being able to take a straight line path rather than move around the older, bigger body.