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Kevin Correia isn't a strikeout pitcher. In the first half of the 2012 season, Correia struck out a season-high four batters just three times on the season. But over his last two starts, Correia has combined for 11 strikeouts over 11.0 innings pitched -- more than he had combined over his five starts prior.
After striking out five Florida Marlins over five frames in the Pirates 4-3 win at PNC Park on Friday, Correia said that he made a little adjustment this second half to get more swing and miss strikeouts.
"My strikeouts were really low the first half," Correia said. "I think it was because I was trying to be efficient and get quick outs. It was working fine for me, but I’ve been pitching a lot of close games where I’m going to get pinch-hit for...
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