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Who was the Juan Nicasio that showed up on Friday night?The look of bewilderment from Colorado Rockies fans is easy to diagnose. The pure confusion comes from mulling over the box score and seeing Juan Nicasio's line. Was it a misprint? Did someone mistake Clayton Kershaw's line with Nicasio's? Whatever it was, the Rockies went back to their hotel with a 3-0 win.The reality is, Nicasio, the same Nicasio that was demoted to Triple-A two weeks ago after posting a 5.31 ERA and just over 81 innings in 16 starts. On Friday night, in a game the Rockies desperately needed if they want to continue to suggest that they are in the race, Nicasio delivered.The right-hander, who frankly hasn't been the same since he nearly died on the mound, pitched perhaps the best game of his young career.Whether it was the trip to Colorado Springs that gave him a wake up call, or if it simply allowed him to slow things down, Nicasio used something that he hasn't used throughout his 2013 se...
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