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Schmuck Observations: Short outing will help Chris Tillman in the long run
Schmuck Observations: Short outing will help Chris Tillman in the long run

Rain delay not all bad for Tillman: Right-hander Chris Tillman said Thursday that it was frustrating to have his start against the Seattle Mariners cut short by rain, but that might turn out to be a blessing in disguise after his sore back forced him to wait nine days between appearances. He looked healthy during the three innings he was able to pitch before a steady rain caused the game to be interrupted for two hours. He threw a couple of times during the delay, but there was no chance manager Buck Showalter was going to let him continue when the game resumed. Instead, he got through a fairly low-stress outing without taxing his lower back and pitched well enough to remove any...

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