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Prospect Notebook: Kingham Pounding the Strike Zone

Prospect Notebook: Kingham Pounding the Strike Zone

Nick Kingham made his second start of Spring Training, and his first start of the year at Pirate City today, going up against the Philadelphia A-ball team. Kingham threw four innings, throwing mostly fastballs. His command looked sharp for where he's at in Spring Training right now.

"It's been well," Kingham said of his fastball command. "Pounding the strike zone, getting strikes early in the count. I'm just working with that, and that's key if you get first pitch strikes and you work off of that. So that's what I'm doing pretty well right now."

The right-hander threw 50 pitches today, with 41 of those going for strikes. He struck out three and didn't issue a walk.

Kingham started off the outing by retiring the side in order in the first. He ran in to a bit of trouble in the second, as a result of an error by Willy Garcia in right field. Kingham got a first pitch pop-up, but Garcia lost the ball and let an easy fly fall to the ground in a situation that seems to happen multipl...

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