"They said he was throwing strikes, getting his slider across the plate, and that's what he did [Tuesday] night -- attacked the zone," Washington said. "Now I didn't know he threw it 97 [mph]. ... When he popped 97 last night I asked [pitching coach] Mike [Maddux], 'He throws 97?' He said, 'Yeah.'"
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