From a no-hitter to his worst stretch of the season: How Michael Lorenzen plans to rebound for the Phillies

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

ST. LOUIS — When Michael Lorenzen was a young pitcher with the Cincinnati Reds, he would tinker. He wasn’t satisfied with his results. He posted a 5.40 ERA his rookie season of 2015, a 2.88 ERA his sophomore year, and a 4.45 ERA in 2017. He couldn’t figure out why he was struggling, or how to find consistency. He assumed he was doing something wrong. Lorenzen remembers one night in St. Louis in 2017 when he stayed up until four in the morning, pouring over a book by renowned pitching coach Tom House with hopes of finding an answer on how to fix his mechanics. He pitched a hitless inning agains…

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