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I really don't think that was a strike, but whatever.

GameDay showed the two called strikes to Nick as being out of the strike zone, and strike three didn't appear to be particularly close. For those watching on TV, what say you?

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GameDay showed the two called strikes to Nick as being out of the strike zone, and strike three didn't appear to be particularly close. For those watching on TV, what say you?

It was definitely off the plate. Just about over the other batter's box.

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Eckstein looks like he's trying to throw someone out from the rightfield wall, but he's only 80 ft from first base and the ball tops in at about 35 mph.

God help him, he puts every bit of his 75 lbs behind the throw too. :D

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