Rapada on a roll

SARASOTA, Fla. - Left-handed specialist Clay Rapada just breezed through the sixth inning, which seemed appropriate on an extremely windy day.

Rapada actually faced two left-handed hitters, striking out Brian Schneider on three pitches and retiring Pete Orr on a one-hopper to the mound.

Four pitches, two outs.

Freddy Galvis flied to left field to end the inning.

Rapada threw 11 pitches, nine for strikes. The one that struck out Schneider was clocked at 74 mph, leading a scribe on press row to call it a “Frisbee.”

Rapada has allowed one run and two hits, with six strikeouts, in five spring innings.

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