Last word

"There wasn't much going on, was there? I might've been able to slide in there for an inning at third, with Cole on the mound." -- Hurdle, on having given a start at third base to Gaby Sanchez, who in five innings did not have a single ball hit to him. That would've required Spanish batters pulling Cole (and Stolmy Pimentel, another hard thrower who followed him to the mound).

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