GVB-- Reflecting on your performance that first pitch is so important for you isn't it?
PM-- Yeah it is. As long as I can get ahead and prove that I'm around the zone so that I can get them to swing at my pitch and not get behind 2-1 or 3-1 and have to just groove one. They are big league hitters and they're going to punish that. Hopefully I can just continue to get ahead and throw the sinker down in the zone.
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