It looks like the Royals are making some changes with SOS. There were a few things I noticed in his last start, but the biggest one, and the one I’ll talk about was his drive to the plate. It was much more linear rather than all rotation. It appears that McClure is attempting to get SOS to use his momentum only to the plate. And not into the first base dugout.
The one thing that SOS hasn’t quite gotten down on this is the drive as he didn’t finish very well. But in general, things looked much better. The first pitch of the game he went straight to his target, but failed to finish his pitch even though it resulted in a strike. I would like to see more explosion off the back leg allowing the body to open and explode over the front leg. SOS did struggle at times staying linear in his drive to the plate, but he did appear to be focused on this.
This is probably step one in a phase of several. Good work on getting the process started McClure and keep it going.