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Pope Speeding Things Up

Ryan Pope has a 2.89 ERA in August

Ryan Pope was in the midst of another disappointing season this year, going 3-5 with a 5.33 ERA prior to the All Star break. A simple change to his mechanics, however, has allowed him to regain his college velocity and it has made a big difference in his recent results.

Prior to Tuesday's game, in Ryan Pope's previous three starts, the 6-foot-3 right hander had split two decisions with a minuscule 0.95 ERA with 23 strikeouts in 19 innings pitched while only walking four. The three game stretch included a strong eight inning outing against Harrisburg where he allowed no earned runs, only two hits, and recorded a season high eleven strikeouts. In the seven...

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