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"There wasn't much going on, was there? I might've been able to slide in there for an inning at third, with Cole on the mound." -- Hurdle, on having given a start at third base to Gaby Sanchez, who in five innings did not have a single ball hit to him. That would've required Spanish batters pulling Cole (and Stolmy Pimentel, another hard thrower who followed him to the mound).

"There wasn't much going on, was there? I might've been able to slide in there for an inning at third, with Cole on the mound." -- Hurdle, on having given a start at third base to Gaby Sanchez, who in five innings did not have a single ball hit to him. That would've required Spanish batters pulling Cole (and Stolmy Pimentel, another hard thrower who followed him to the mound).

Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer.

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