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Bloom Seeking Consistency

All Kyle Bloom wants is consistency. Drafted out of Illinois State University by the Pirates in the fifth round in 2004, Bloom has high expectations toward improving his delivery this season.

"Recently in a year and a year and a half I started having problems with inconsistency with my mechanics," Bloom explained. "My goal is to be consistent with every outing and not have two or three good outings and then two or three bad ones before having good ones again. My goal is to stay consistent and healthy." High pitch counts limited the 6-foot-4, 186-pound left-hander to 127 2/3 innings...

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