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The brilliance of Craig Breslow

Quietly and efficiently, Yale grad is acing his assignments as Red Sox reliever

Updated: August 13, 2013, 8:35 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Craig Breslow had faced one batter, throwing just six pitches, which was sufficient to get the job done, an inning-ending double play.

A visitor playfully asked whether Breslow had ever contemplated, as he made his way from Yale through the progression that ultimately led to the big leagues, that he would derive satisfaction from a job in which throwing just six pitches would be considered a good night's work?

Breslow smiled, and answered in the same spirit as the question ...

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