Here comes the left-hander ...
Most teams have at least one. But two teams have none. The beauty of the lefty reliever is in the eye of the beholder, writes Jerry Crasnick.
Four pitches and a couple of hellacious sliders later, Floyd hit a weak grounder to third base, and the threat was history.
The broadcasters working the game might have called the sequence a textbook case of "playing the percentages." Floyd, not surprisingly, is tired of being singled out for such attention late in the game. His .279 career average against lefty pitchers is respectable enough. But he's encountered enough weird arm angles and deceptive deliveries to last a career.
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