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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Doug Slaten
After Tom Gorzelanny spun around and watched Corey Hart take the fifth pitch of the night for an estimated 430-foot ride off the back of the center-field batters eye, he turned, faced home plate umpire Tim Welke and asked for a new ball.
PHILADELPHIA | With Jordan Zimmermann working in the sixth inning Sunday, left-hander Doug Slaten and right-hander Todd Coffey began to stir in the Washington Nationals' bullpen. The double-barreled action ended immediately after Zimmermann recorded the third out of the inning.
Nyjer Morgan's wild week has landed him an eight-game suspension, one of nine punishments handed out Friday by Major League Baseball following a brawl between Washington Nationals and Florida Marlins.
He retrieved the warm-up ball later but has a tinge of regret in his voice when he admits, "It was a little rushed."
"My arm felt really good," he said. "It's been quite a while since I started pitching in games. I feel good now."