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O'Brien Wants To Get Ahead

O'Brien wants to get back into attack mode

Right-hander Mikey O'Brien had a solid season in 2012, posting a combined 3.87 ERA and allowing less hits than innings pitched between high-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton. Known for his consistency from year to year, he admits he wants to get back to being more consistent from inning to inning and that means getting ahead in the count more often.

"Overall I thought it was a really good year for me," he said. "I started out really well in Tampa and got the early promotion up to Trenton. I was just glad to get up there and get my feet wet in Double-A baseball. "I just felt like it was a learning experience first off. I did well in my first couple of starts and had a couple of rough ones in there but that's just part of pitching, and...

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