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Giants pitchers excel at 'stealing' strikes

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Chris Quick of BCB writes for ESPN: I noticed that Mike Krukow, color commentator for the Giants, kept making mention of Matt Cain and how he would often "steal strike one" by flopping over a big curveball into the strike zone or tossing an offspeed pitch when hitters were expecting a fastball. The theory is that in 0-0 counts batters are most likely to see a fastball. I think that makes sense to almost anyone that's watched five minutes of baseball in their life. Pitchers often start hitters off with the hard stuff -- fastballs, cutters, sinkers -- and then proceed to use their specialty pitches -- sliders, curveballs, changeups -- in order to finish them off.

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