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Pedro works out kinks from stretch

Updated: August 3, 2009, 10:22 AM ET
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Pedro Martinez threw 53 pitches in a bullpen session over the weekend in an effort to smooth out some delivery issues from the stretch.

Martinez said he was happy with Sunday's results in Lakewood, N.J., home of the Philadelphia Phillies' Class A BlueClaws.

"I struggled the last time only from the stretch," he said of a start in Triple-A on Friday, when he went five innings, allowing four earned runs. "So we wanted to specifically work on the pitches that I missed in the stretch.

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