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Pitching matchups in Chicago

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 27, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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RHP A.J. Burnett (9-11, 4.80)
RHP Freddy Garcia (10-5, 5.08)
8:10 p.m., YES Network

LHP CC Sabathia (17-5, 3.02)
LHP John Danks (12-8, 3.31)
7:05 p.m., YES Network

RHP Ivan Nova (0-0, 2.16)
RHP Gavin Floyd (8-10, 3.97)
2:10 p.m., YES Network / TBS

Back in my days covering the Phillies Triple-A team, I saw Chase Utley and Ryan Howard and Ryan Madson and Cole Hamels shoot to the big leagues. I also saw Gavin Floyd labor thought occasional call-ups and frustrating minor league numbers.

Floyd was a massive prospect, at one point more highly touted than any of the other guys mentioned. Coaches and minor league instructors constantly said his stuff was the best in the system, better than most of the guys in the big leagues, but it took him a while to put it all together. He’s one of those guys I’ve been happy to see finally have some extended major league success.

Side story: Floyd and Mark Teixeira grew up together, literally right across from one another.

All times Eastern. Associated Press photo of Burnett.




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