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The odds of the AL MVP coming from the American League are looking pretty good.
KolbSaves wrote:If you have an extra roster spot roll the dice now. He's put in two amazing starts together and could easily rival Bedard this year if he keeps it together.
The Washington Post wrote:Cabrera had been unable to harness that talent in the season's first month. Things had gotten so bad that the team skipped one of Cabrera's starts just so Miller could work with him. The solution was to change the way he kicked his left leg, forcing him to lift it slightly lower and pull it back just a bit farther in his delivery. Apparently it's made all the difference.
In Cabrera's last start -- the first after the changes -- he struck out what was then a career-high eight in a 1-0 loss to Toronto. He now has 19 strikeouts in two games and has gone from unusable to almost unhittable.
The other day, as Miller watched Cabrera throw on the side, he tried to determine the exact point where the pitcher released the ball. He marked it on the ground and then measured that distance to home plate. It was just 50 feet.
"Can you imagine he's throwing the ball 98 mph from just 50 feet?" Miller said. "He's right on top of the hitter when he lets it go."
Finally the Orioles are seeing just how good that can be.
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