The The AP story said that Hickey had noticed a flaw in Taylor's after his nightmare vs. San Francisco.
"I watched some video with Jim (Hickey, Astros pitching coach) after my last start . . .I noticed I was flying open a hair on my delivery. I was trying to make my pitches too nasty and I knew if I could stop doing it, it would make a difference. I had more command on my fastball than anything else. I knew I had good stuff today.Taylor got more aggressive, the deeper into the game he went. He didn't get his first 0 - 2 count until the third inning, but ended up with seven of them. And this time, Buchholz didn't make a practice of letting his hitters off the hook. He was able to retire 6 of the 7 batters he got to 0 - 2, with only Mench's 7th inning single marring things.