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Old 01-04-2013, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by LoveYourSuit View Post
Let's call it what it is: A Fluke.

His stuff is below average.
I don't think it was a fluke at all. It was a day when everything came together for him on the mound, and he was facing a team vulnerable to his best stuff in a place where he had his best chance to succeed. In the past, he had a few starts with the Sox during which he was a superior, dominant pitcher for five or six innings before losing it, whether he was tiring or whether hitters figured him out or a combination of the two.

Having the ability to do something and having the physical and mental makeup and discipline to do it over and over again are separate qualities.
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