Originally written April 19, 2013 on Baseball Hot Corner:
In a game that was set to be a pitching duel between young guns Tony Cingrani and Jose Fernandez at Great American Ball Park, it seems as if Fernandez forgot to turn around at the ten count to fire. Neither pitcher was expected to go too deep into this game, with both being young and on inning limits this season, but the end score of 11-1 was certainly unexpected. While his pitch count (102) was high for his time on the mound, Cingrani and his quirky delivery showed composure by weaving in and out of jams throughout his five innings. The lone run he allowed was a home run by Justin Ruggiano in the fourth inning. Over the entirety of his start, Cingrani showed complete faith in his fastball to get the job done, which usually hit around 93 miles per hour and reaching 95 on some points. While a little uncharacteristically wild with three walks, Cingrani struck out eight hitters, all swinging, with six of them coming on fastballs, usually up in the zone. Cingrani finished his day striki...
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