Guys, I'm suffering from a dead arm, I think.
I'm 29 and I play once a weekend, and I do a bullpen every wednesday.
Last Saturday I was pitching against a bad hitting team, and I couldn't get any Ks. I was still pretty effective, but I noticed my change-up was not getting them off balance because it was not slow enough compared to where my fastball was clocking in. I asked my catcher and he said my velocity was down.
Fast forward to this saturday, and I had nothing. They just teed off on my fastball, even though the location was fairly good. I just had no zip at all. MY catcher asked me if I was hurt because I was throwing so slow.
I'm not hurt. I feel no pain in my arm at all. But I do feel like there's no zip. The ball isn't jumping like it should.
My arm feels 100 percent healthy, but it also feels weak. IT doesn't feel strong.
What should I do? Should I rest for a couple weeks. We don't have a game next weekend so that woudl be good.
Or should I throw threw it. Should I keep throwing and throwing on the side and fight through this deadness?