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Two strikes, you're out

Since 2006, pitchers have taken control with two strikes. Here's why.

Originally Published: April 20, 2013
By Matt Beardmore | ESPN The Magazine

White Sox ace Chris Sale knows he's in control with two strikes. "You can throw it over the batter's head, below his feet, behind him," says the South Side southpaw. "You can do anything you want." Why so cocky? Since 2006 -- and especially last year -- there's been a shift in the balance of power with two strikes, leading not only to more K's but also to worse at-bats, period. What's up with hitters today?

They're psyched out

Eight-time NL batting champ Tony Gwynn ...

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