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Bannister hoping for control

Bannister draws the Nats Wednesday.

Brian Bannister has always placed great emphasis on control. Turns out, that quality extends far past avoiding throwing balls out of the strike zone.

Bannister, a control artist who was voted the organization's minor league Pitcher of the Year in 2005, will make his Major League debut on Wednesday at Shea Stadium against the Washington Nationals. After witnessing a sellout crowd rock the building during Tom Glavine's Opening Day start, sweeping the 25-year-old right-hander up in its wave of emotion, Bannister said he is looking forward to... Recommended Stories