Tough As Nails

29 Oct

Tyler Kepner of the New York Times has an interesting piece on the “quick hook” philosophy both World Series teams’ managers have with their starting pitchers, and how they use their bullpen arms to prevent, rather than smother, rallies and runs.  The piece includes this unusual phrase common in baseball by Dodgers’ pitcher Alex Wood:

“We haven’t really had to work too hard so far in the playoffs,” Wood said, paying tribute to the Dodgers’ bullpen. “They’ve been absolutely nails.”

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