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Schmuck: Former Oriole Wieters in a better place for his fourth playoff run in six years

Schmuck: Former Oriole Wieters in a better place for his fourth playoff run in six years

Former Orioles catcher Matt Wieters helped guide Washington Nationals star Stephen Strasburg through a terrific performance in Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Friday night.

The Nats offense didn’t cooperate and the Chicago Cubs took advantage of a couple of unearned runs to open the playoffs with a victory, but Strasburg took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and set a club postseason strikeout record.

Just a hunch, but you’d have to guess that Wieters hasn’t been waxing nostalgic for those halcyon days trying to squeeze a win out of Ubaldo Jiménez.

Wieters settled in quickly with a star-studded Nats rotation that also features two-time Cy Young...

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