"Lack of command … fastballs in and out for the most part,'' he said. "The slider was always there, but you get guys choosing one pitch on you you're never going to have success. I was bitten early on with a lot of dink hits and so on, but you can make excuses all you want, but guys are getting hits and runs are scoring. Not having command of the fastball was probably the biggest thing early on. If you don't have that, you can't really go off anything else."