Street finds success with altered delivery

Street finds success with altered delivery

DENVER -- There was no bad luck involved with save No. 13 for Huston Street.

The Rockies' closer needed just nine pitches to shut the door on the Giants in Colorado's 7-4 victory on Monday, an effort aided, the right-hander said, by a slight adjustment to his stride.

"The season is a constant adjustment, really," said Street, whose 13 saves are second in the Major Leagues behind Florida's Leo Nunez (15). "You try to get your mechanics as close as possible, and I think I had gotten away from that a little bit to where I was overstriding."

Street has worked with pitching coach Bob Apodaca the last few days on shortening that stride, drawing a line in the bullpen dirt to mark an ending point in Street's delivery. Street has done dry reps without a ball to focus on the new mechanics.

"We're probably going to keep that up over the next four or five days, because you don't reinvent yourself in a couple days," Street said. "It's a small adjustment, just a little tweak here, but it's going to help me get better plane on all my pitches."