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BANGERS AND MASH
April 04, 2011
Stuff: heaters and hammers, splitters and cutters, Uncle Charlies and Lord Charleses. Stuff describes the weaponry one side carries into the game's most elemental battle: pitcher versus batter. Hurlers either have stuff or they don't—and when they do, it's the major league hitter's job to figure out how to handle it.
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April 04, 2011

Bangers And Mash

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JOEY VOTTO Reds 2.84

TROY TULOWITZKI Rockies 2.64

COREY HART Brewers 2.40

ALBERT PUJOLS Cardinals 2.24

PRINCE FIELDER Brewers 2.15

CUT FASTBALL

AMERICAN LEAGUE

LUKE SCOTT Orioles 5.71

EVAN LONGORIA Rays 4.24

"If I'm facing a guy like Jon Lester or Cliff Lee, or I know Mariano Rivera's coming in, I'll have our BP pitchers throw cutters. You've got to let it get to you. You've got to let it get deep into your swing."

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