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VIDEO: MLB pitchers, take note of Rob Johnson's pace

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

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On Wednesday night, events conspired to force Cardinals catcher Rob Johnson to pitch to Dodgers reliever Paco Rodriguez (!). That in itself is notable enough, but watch on as Johnson crafts a four-pitch strikeout in a total of about, oh, 38 seconds or so ...

Working quickly, is what they call that.

Worth noting is that in 2013 the average major-league pitcher takes 22.6 seconds between offerings. Rob Johnson is galled by such indolence.

Hope you were taking notes, Josh Beckett.

(Wink of CBS eye: Deadspin)

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