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Plenty to like about Nolasco, Morrow

Updated: June 23, 2009, 1:39 PM ET
By Tom Haberstroh | Special to ESPN Insider

Nolasco's fastball: lost and found

It's rare to see an Opening Day starter demoted to the minors before the end of May, but in Ricky Nolasco's case, it was justified. While Nolasco's secondary pitches were sound, the 26-year-old's fastball was getting crushed to the tune of a .435 batting average against in his first nine starts, and his ERA stood at 9.07 after a 15-2 loss to the Rays on May 22. Something clicked in the minors, though, and Nolasco's fastball is back to 2008 levels of success. ...

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