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Scott Emerson Talks A's MiLB Pitching, Part 1
OaklandClubhouse: It has been a busy year so far with the amount of movement that you've had on the pitching staffs due to injuries and promotions. Has it been difficult trying to get guys into different roles? Scott Emerson: You just want every team to go out there and get an opportunity not only to develop but to try to win games. We have had some guys receive opportunities to show what they can do. It has been a little trying to try to fill some of the pitching staffs, but I think overall we are in a good place right now. OC: One of the players who was hurt early this season was Michael Ynoa. He has seemed like a different pitcher since coming off of the DL. What has been the key for him in his recent run of success? SE: I think with Big Mike, as we call him, the key is confidence. I had a good talk with him when I was there. Ryan Christenson and John Wasdin – the manager and the pitching coach – and I asked him what type of pitcher he is. He finally said he was a power pitcher...
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