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Hmm. Coaching Can Help
2003-09-25 10:48
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

Dan Evans, speaking to Robert Kuwada of the Orange County Register about Dodger pitching coach Jim Colburn:

"I think what Jim has done this year is really taken a really good work ethic and stepped it up even another notch," Evans said. "Just an example. We brought up Scott Mullen in Atlanta when we were really struggling. We were in a real delicate time of the year.

"He stayed in on a Saturday night and waited for Mullen to get in and then went over the Braves hitters with him.

"And then the next day, Scott didn't get the win, but he got through three innings and to the point where we could win that game against Russ Ortiz.

"He took (Guillermo) Mota the day he first reported (to spring training), pitched him an inning and brought him down to he bullpen and worked on lengthening his stride, and a couple of weeks later all of a sudden he's throwing the ball a couple miles an hour harder.

"I think what he's done this year that's really impressed me is he's taken a number of different types of guys and meshed them together.

"We have a very diverse staff, not only from backgrounds, but languages and pitch selections and he's really monitored them and kept guys focused on what they need to do."

Tell me again why former hitting coach Jack Clark was powerless to help the Dodger offense?

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