For the first 130 games or so of the baseball season, one month blends seamlessly into another, without much fanfare. When April turns to May, or June becomes July, it's hardly noted.
But the arrival of September is different, particularly for young pitchers. September is the great unknown, unchartered territory.
For pitchers, that last step from August to September is a doozy.
"September," warns a longtime advance scout, "is totally different. It's a whole new ball game and ...Read full story