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Noesi Working The Curve

Noesi struck out five in his first game with Tampa

The development of his curveball allowed Hector Noesi to experience his first success in the long-season leagues with the Charleston Riverdogs this season. It's also the primary reason why he was promoted to Tampa and he says he's still working on it.

Along with his promotion, Tampa Yankee pitcher Hector Noesi brings along a much more developed curveball. In Charleston, Noesi posted a 2.38 ERA with 78 strikeouts. He's only had one outing in Tampa so far in which he had five strikeouts, six hits and three earned runs. His mid-70's curveball is already a strikeout pitch, but he feels it's still lacking consistency. He said the needed...

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