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Pitchers, Managers Will Go Batty Facing Postseason Hitters

class="MsoNormal">Pitching wins championships but the deep, powerful lineups featured on 2009 playoff rosters will fluster hurlers. The first few games of playoff baseball shows that hitters will make their case about the hierarchy of postseason importance.

There could be plenty of walks, home runs, and inflated ERAs in the playoffs with batting orders reading like All-Star rosters, pitchers with little or unfortunate postseason experience, and baseball’s ERA leader and top AL Cy Young Award candidate, Zack Greinke, unavailable to baffle hitters.

The Twins sent rookie pitcher Brian Duensing to the mound against the Yankees in Game One after needing a one-game tiebreaker and 12-inning victory over the Detroit Tigers to qualify ...

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