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Tom Verducci
May 31, 2004
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May 31, 2004

Tom Verducci's View

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2. Most hitters need to keep swinging to maintain their stroke, which can lead to their chasing had pitches. Here are the best hitters who can take many pitches yet still put a good swing on a pitch they like: Barry Bonds, Chipper Jones, Edgar Martinez and Mike Piazza (right).

3. The Indians' brutal bullpen earned just four saves in their first 42 games, keeping it slightly ahead of the pace of the record season low of 11 by the 1979 Blue Jays.

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