Found May 01, 2013 on Fox Sports South:
ATLANTA -- Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann made quick work of the Braves, pitching two-hit ball over eight innings. The game was played in a brisk 2 hours, 15 minutes on a night when both Zimmermann and Atlanta starter Paul Maholm threw a lot of great pitches.Here are three takeaways from the pitchers' duel: 1. The strikeouts are going to come. Even with the best record in the National League, and one of the most dangerous lineups in baseball, the strikeouts are coming early and often. And while the number of whiffs is a concern to the average fan, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he is not concerned about the number of strikeouts. Everybody keeps asking me the same question, so Ill keep giving the same answer, Gonzalez said afterward. At certain times in the game, sure (strikeouts are a concern). When youve got a man on third base and the infield is (playing) in or out and you need a productive out, a fly ball or a ground ball up the middle, sure a strikeout is a con...
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