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Nuding Changing It Up

Nuding has become more of a pitcher than thrower

TRENTON, NJ - A 1-5 record really doesn't do justice for the 6-foot-4, 260 pound right-hander Zach Nuding in his ninw starts this season for the Double-A Trenton Thunder. Of all the pitchers who have started six games or more, he leads the staff with a 3.28 ERA. What really has made coaches open their eyes though is the mental approach to the game and his poise on the mound in every start.

"He's shown a lot of good mound presence and maturity out there," Thunder pitching coach Tommy Phelps said. "Especially some games where you get a missed play or two and you could really let it affect you, and he doesn't let it affect him. "He gets himself ready and competes. And the results, a lot of those things you can't control, but we look for execution and his mental approach, and he's...

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