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Is Anthony Swarzak a Gem?

Published by on May 26, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

How good was Anthony Swarzak's MLB debut Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers?

It was plenty good.

It was better than Johan Santana's first MLB start. It was better than those of Francisco Liriano and Kevin Slowey, too.

Indeed, Swarzak's seven-inning, five-hit gem ranks right up there with the best debut performances by a Minnesota rookie pitcher in the past decade or so.

Swarzak, who walked two and struck out three, became  the first rookie hurler for the Twins since 1998 to hurl shutout ball in his first MLB start. 

Therein lies a lesson.

One start does not a season, or a career, make.

More often than not, an outstanding debut doesn't mean...

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