"I'm proud of these guys where we are right now," Baker said on Wednesday morning. "I told them this was one of the toughest stretches before we even started. Let's not lose sight of where we are in this tough stretch. I've never started in April to have 20 in a row. Usually that's for midseason. Nobody's pitching is ready for that. Pitchers coming out of Spring Training usually go six or seven [innings]. Relievers rarely throw back to back in Spring Training."
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