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Mulvey, The Forgotten Man
This article is a preview of what appears in the new print edition of Inside Pitch Magazine Kevin Mulvey took the NYSEG Stadium mound on Sunday, April 29 in 60-degree weather, some of the best conditions the oft-rained- and sometimes-snowed-out Binghamton Mets had seen yet. And Mulvey's performance—six innings of three-hit ball, seven strikeouts and one run allowed—was the best to date in a professional career that began just last August. He started the first six Altoona batters he faced with strike one and retired the first nine in a row. He ran a three-ball count only twice and walked none. "This what happens when you pitch good?" the nearly-22-year-old joked with the small crowd of reporters surrounding his locker after the 6-4 win. It's not that the Mets' No. 1 draft pick last season had been pitching poorly—he'd gone exactly five innings his previous three starts (limited then by the organization-wide 75-pitch, five-inning limit which gradually increases over the season...
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