"Yeah. he's always had an electric arm and wants to be out there, a good competitor," he said. "He's probably what, mid 20s? Back then, he was a good pitcher and you knew he was going to be good."
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"David told me whatever happened last night, just focus on pitching," said De La Rosa, who allowed four hits and struck out eight without issuing a walk in his first start since July 31, 2011, when he was with the Los Angeles Dodgers.