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Rutckyj Better Than His Numbers

Rutckyj would like to cut down on the walks

STATEN ISLAND, NY – Left-hander Evan Rutckyj is proving to be one of the more reliable arms in Staten Island's rotation this season. But whether he can take the ball every fifth day and get it over the plate for strikes has been the matter in question since his demotion from Charleston in mid-June.

Rutckyj threw the ball exceptionally in Extended Spring Training, earning him a spot on the Charleston squad. Then the walks began haunting him as he issued 14 free bases in just 24 innings with the team. "Spring training and Extended I maybe had one walk, two walks out of three months there. And then I came here, and Charleston, and even then I had a bunch of walks," Rutckyj admitted. "That...

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