Chris Leroux got the start in game two for Canada today. In the bottom of the first inning, with Canada already up 4-0, he threw 27 pitches, sitting 92-93 MPH with his fastball, hitting 94 once. He struck out one, but gave up two singles and a run that scored due to an error on an infielder grounder. Leroux settled down in the second inning, retiring the side in order by picking up two strikeouts and a groundball to second base. He needed 13 pitches to get through the second, 11 were strikes and again he hit 94 MPH on the radar gun.
In the third inning, with 25 pitches left before he reached the WBC first round pitch limit, Leroux retired the lead-off hitter on six pitches, getting a soft fly to center field. It took Leroux six pitches to get the second out, inducing an infield pop up ...
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