Casey Sadler was hit around tonight.

Casey Sadler's progression in pro ball so far has matched his progression on the mound in college. In college, he began his career in the bullpen, then later moved to the rotation full time. Sadler was moved back to the bullpen once he turned pro, and has stayed there until this season.

"It was a little frustrating at first, because everyone wants to be a starter," Sadler said.

The right-hander made one start in State College, but has worked out of the bullpen until this year. He made a few spot starts early in the year, then moved to the rotation full time after Gerrit Cole was promoted to Altoona. Heading in to tonight he had been excellent, with a 3.02 ERA in 47.2 innings over nine starts this year, along with a 36:9 K/BB ratio.

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