There was only one situation that gave Nick Kingham any trouble in his start Thursday night with Indianapolis – the stretch. Fortunately for Kingham, he did not face the situation until the sixth inning.

Not only was Kingham perfect through the first 5.2 innings, he was simply dominant against Columbus, who boasts the third best team OPS in the International League.

The final line for Kingham was six shutout innings, allowing only two hits and a walk, while striking out four. It was a nice rebound performance for Kingham, who allowed 10 hits and six earned runs on July 5.

The difference maker for Kingham is the changeup, which was geared in Thursday. Kingham was hitting from 91-93 on the fastball and 84-87 on the changeup and curveball. Of the off-speed pitches, a vast majority we...

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