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John Smoltz Nearing Return: Should Red Sox Pitchers Worry?

Published by on June 7, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Last night, John Smoltz made more progress to advance himself on the long road of recovery from last year's season-ending shoulder surgery.

With Pawtucket hosting the visiting Durham Bulls, Smoltzy fired six innings for the PawSox, limiting Durham to one run and one hit with two walks and three strikeouts. 51 of his 74 pitches found the strike zone, as Smoltz retired the last ten batters he faced.

After the game Smoltz said his shoulder felt fine. During the game, he topped out at 91 MPH on the radar gun.

Smoltz said he is gaining more confidence in his stuff, also saying how he intends to pound the strike zone with fastballs, accompanying it with a splitter, slider, curveball, and, eventually, a changeup...

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