Stevenson has been working on his slider this year.
Last night I saw Trent Stevenson pitch four innings in West Virginia, allowing one run on two walks and three hits. Stevenson had a rough start to the year, with a 4.76 ERA in April, and a 9.64 ERA in 14 innings in May. However, he's really bounced back in June, with a 2.20 ERA in 16.1 innings. His last two outings have been strong, allowing one run in four innings each time out. I talked to Trent after the game to see what the biggest change was between the start of the season, and his recent performance.
"I feel like I'm a lot more comfortable with my delivery, and figuring things out mentally," Stevenson said about his recent success. As for specific pitches, he has been working on getting a feel for his slider.
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