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Wordekemper Wants To Get Down

Wordekemper will start on Friday night

From plain view, Eric Wordekemper's pre-game workout seemed fairly normal. Throw, stretch, run. Chat with Trenton pitching coach Scott Aldred. Same routine, different day. The only difference, of course, was what Wordekemper was preparing for.

After Thursday's day game, Eric Wordekemper is scheduled to make his first start in nearly two years, and nearly two levels of minor league baseball. It's been that sort of season for Wordekemper [in Trenton for his first full season of Double-A baseball], where nothing has been as it was. The 6-foot-1 right-hander came into the season sporting a paltry 1.65 career ERA. In 22 games this...

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