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McGowan learning from master

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His previous start, we saw a young pitching phenom making a name for himself. This time out, Dustin McGowan ascended to the throne. The throne of Burnettland. McGowan was repeatedly hitting 99-100 mph on the radar gun tonight, which is harder than he’s thrown in years. The result? Three walks in the second inning, an early deficit, and an early trip to the showers after burning through 100 pitches in 5 innings. Reminds me of the entire career of the guy who started one day before him.

Let’s just hope he was just buying his own hype and trying to throw another one hitter, and that A.J. hasn’t really been whispering in his ear on the bench and converted him over to his pitching “philosophy” of overthrowing and going for strikeout dominance at all costs. Even though they look the same on paper, I would greatly prefer Dustin’s string of quality starts he had going over this latest flip flopping between brilliance and mediocrity.


(Did I just walk in a guy? But that pitch was AWESOME!)


Written by halejon

June 30, 2007 at 6:39 am

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  1. Hey where did you see that he was hitting 100? I didnt see it


    August 19, 2007 at 5:51 am

  2. Well, this was a while back, but on both the mlb gameday and the TV broadcast he touched it a few times. It’s notoriously fast, though- I’m not sure if the park radar gun is different. Last night he was consistently around 98 which is fiiiiiine with me. 😉


    August 19, 2007 at 4:12 pm

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