The new Cubs closer records a strikeout in a weird way.
Tuesday, like the night before it, featured an unusual sequence of called strikes. The weirdness happened during the ninth inning of the Brewers-Cubs game. Newly appointed Chicago closer Kyuji Fujikawa started his shift against Milwaukee outfielder Logan Schafer. After missing high with a fastball to begin the at-bat, Fujikawa recovered to throw three consecutive fastballs for called strikes en route to a leadoff strikeout. If only it were that simple.
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December 3, 2012 11:32 am
The Cubs get Fujikawa, the Rangers re-sign Soto, the Brewers trade for Badenhop and the Rays sign James Loney.