In this article, you’ll learn what to do when your slider isn’t working and how to get your control back.
The most important assets a pitcher can possess is good control, which means having command of his various pitches.
Yet, we all know most pitchers experience a loss of command on certain pitches within a game, or even within an inning.
Successful and more experienced pitchers know how to make proper and quick game adjustments with their arm action, grip, finger pressure or release point. They know themselves, understand their usual problem, and know what to adjust to work best for them on a particular pitch.
In the list below, I am listing some common problems that many pitchers experience with the slider, some techniques which often cause the problem, and various adjustments which may be effective for a pitcher.
Game Adjustments with the Slider