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Cody Cruising for 'Caps

Cody is off to a great start in '07

In four starts this season, West Michigan pitcher Chris Cody is 2-1 with a 0.27 ERA. He has allowed only one earned run in 33 2/3 innings pitched, holding opponents scoreless through his first 24 innings. His 34 strikeouts lead the Midwest League, along with his miniscule ERA. This is not the type of dominance one would expect from a lefty whose fast ball never touches 90 m.p.h.

Cody's style relies on deception and hitting his spots while on the mound, the same style applied by his pitching idol. "It comes from growing up watching Tom Glavine pitch against my favorite team and now he's pitching for the team that I rooted for, the Mets," Cody said. "He's getting a little bit older and he has to rely on pinpoint pitching." Cody points to pitchers like Glavine and...

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