On Saturday, before Sherrill struck out two in a scoreless inning against the Rockies in an 8-0 Dodgers loss, he went back to the tube one more time.
"I was telling some of the guys, thank God the Red Sox and Yankees went to a rain delay and [Billy] Wagner pitched," Sherrill said. "I've always been told I'm close to how he pitched."
Wagner, one of the most dominant left-handers relievers in history, is a little bit longer in his delivery than Sherrill. But what Sherrill realized is he was combating his arm speed: He watched Wagner, applied what he saw in his own warmups and in the bullpen and translated it in-game.
"All the other stuff I've been doing didn't even matter," Sherrill said. "Everything I've done all season, didn't matter."