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Can You Have A Must-Win Game in April? [Game Postponed - Doubleheader Tomorrow at 4:05]

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Seattle Mariners
@ Chicago White Sox

Monday, Apr 27, 2009, 7:11 PM CDT
U.S. Cellular Field

Chris Jakubauskas vs John Danks

Mostly cloudy,rain. Game time temperature around 65.

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From the things you already knew department, John Danks' slutter is really, really good. Baseball Analysts took a look at the toughest pitches in baseball this season, and Danks came out on top in the "slider" category. I can't say that he doesn't throw a slider, but if he does it's sparingly. More accurately, Danks' cutter is the pitch they're quantifying.

+-----------------------+--------+-------------------+| Sliders | Number | Run Value per 100 |+-----------------------+--------+-------------------+| John Danks | 55 | -6.0 || Kyle Davies | 32 | -5.1 || Santiago Casilla | 34 | -4.8 || Yovani Gallardo | 29 | -4.8 || Mark Lowe | 30 | -4.6 |+-----------------------+--------+-------------------+

It's nasty, no matter what name you give it