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Old 06-21-2007, 10:38 AM   #2
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Default Re: Bucs get blanked by a pitcher with a 10.97 ERA??

Although the Pirates have fared better in winning five of eight, that has had mostly to do with pitching. Their .314 on-base percentage and total of 202 walks each ranks second-lowest in Major League Baseball.

And those numbers point -- sharply -- to a lack of commanding the strike zone, which is the key to putting pressure on a pitcher, which is the key to creating hitter's counts, which is the key to drawing pitches to drive with authority.

Good writing, pointed analysis.

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