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Webb tops out at 84 MPH

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08:12 AM ET 04.27 | While the spotless line is nice, his MPH may be a more important number. Right-hander Brandon Webb pitched in his first game since the Rangers signed him, pitching two hitless innings Monday in an extended spring training game in Arizona. ... Webb is slated to pitch another three innings Saturday. He needed just 16 pitches to get through his Monday appearance against Peoria, and his fastball topped out at 84 mph. "It's a start in the process," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "He's going to go through the process of what pitchers go through to get ready for the next time they go out there. We'll see if things pick up. Eighty-four worked. He had good sink on the ball."

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April 27, 2011  08:25 AM ET

And if his next outing is bad they'll call it a set back. Just let these guys rehab without putting every appearance under a microscope. If he can come back healthy it will be a nice boost for the Rangers.

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April 27, 2011  08:34 AM ET
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Does not matter how fast you throw it...as long as you can get hitters out, speed does not matter

Right. See Tim Wakefield.

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April 27, 2011  08:40 AM ET
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Does not matter how fast you throw it...as long as you can get hitters out, speed does not matter

Maybe in the minor leagues.....thats batting practice in the majors

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April 27, 2011  08:59 AM ET

I drive faster than that.

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April 27, 2011  09:06 AM ET

That is what my old Volkswagen Fastback with dual carbs used to top out at. Full circle. coincidence? I think not.

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April 27, 2011  09:28 AM ET
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You should know! :)Good morning folks!

Hello again. Welcome to W.T.F. Wednesday.

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April 27, 2011  09:31 AM ET
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Ahh ... you shifted direction. I like it!

It seemed appropriate.

April 27, 2011  09:32 AM ET
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Hello all;And to Cat; Ekki-Ekki-Ekki-Ekki-PTANG. Zoom-Boing. Z'nourrwringmm.Had to start cranking on this thread uhh? Some of my best rants are talking about the relievers. Man!!!!

We had best get you lubricated. Train is set up on the bar.

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