St. Louis Blanked by Velásquez
Thursday, August 16th, 2035
There was no spell, no black magic -- just good pitching.
Dustin Velásquez of the Chicago Machine blanked the St. Louis Browns, 6-0, at Gateway Stadium today, and he did it the old-fashioned way. After finishing the 5-hit, complete-game shutout, he was all smiles.
"I threw a lot of my pitches for strikes in this game," Velásquez said. "I mixed it up and tried keeping these guys off balance."
Velásquez walked 2 and struck out 8 in the victory.
"He was throwing his breaking ball for strikes and we never capitalized on any of his mistakes," Browns manager José Vargas said later.
To date this season Velásquez is 8-6 with 19 starts and an ERA of 4.36 with 90 strikeouts in 132 innings.
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