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VandenHurk has been pleasant surprise

Rick VandenHurk

As a starting pitcher for the Indianapolis Indians, Rick VandenHurk has one of the best overall records on the pitching staff so far this season. VandenHurk won eight straight starts for the Tribe, before suffering a loss on July 8. He is sporting a record of 9-1 with a 3.43 ERA. VandenHurk said that so far, his experience with the Indians has been a good one.

"The city has been great. The team has been great, and we've been playing good baseball; as you know, we're first in the league," he said. "I think as for the pitchers, we feed off of each other. I think all the starters are pitching well and we just go out there and want to compete and do well." As Dutch professional baseball player, VandenHurk was born and raised in the Netherlands. Prior to...

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