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Wednesday morning ramblings: Mike Wright's learning curve, Kevin Gausman's return to action and more
Wednesday morning ramblings: Mike Wright's learning curve, Kevin Gausman's return to action and more

Mike Wright had pitched so well that it’s easy to forget that he was making just his fourth big league start Tuesday night against the Houston Astros. It’s pretty clear that Wright’s stuff plays in the big leagues. His next lesson is making adjustments against major league hitters while staying true to his strengths. Wright’s fastball is dominant, and on Tuesday he was hitting the mid 90s regularly. But in the Astros’ five-run third inning, he was beaten by the two pitches he uses least often. Wright, who throws his fastball 68.7 percent of the time, allowed a three-run homer to Evan Gattis on an 0-1 changeup, a pitch he throws just 8.8 percent of the...

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