The lousy, yet dominant night of Cleveland's Danny Salazar

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On Thursday night against the White Sox, 24-year-old Indians right-hander Danny Salazar struck 10 of the 18 batters he faced. 

On Thursday night against the White Sox, 24-year-old Indians right-hander Danny Salazar gave up five earned -- including a pair of homers -- and lasted just 3 2/3 innings. 

As it turns out, each of the preceding sentences is true. Here, look at Salazar's line for the game in question ... 

To repeat the earlier descriptive: lousy yet dominant. After all, "lousy" is an accurate way to describe an outing in which the hurler in question posts an ERA of 12.26 for the game, just as "dominant" is a way to describe an outing in which the hurler in question gets to double figures in strikeouts in less that four innings. 

A couple of related oddities ... 

and ... 

Danny Salazar, author of pitching weirdness. 

CBS Sports Writer

Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. A member of the BBWAA, He's the author of three books, the most recent being... Full Bio

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