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Lefty Goocher Ready This Time Around

Lefty Goocher Ready This Time Around

Last season Clint Goocher got a promotion for his birthday. Just after the lefty turned 22 years old the Diamondbacks moved him from Hi-A Lancaster to the Double-A Texas League Diablos. It was a big opportunity, and one that some might say got wasted. Goocher, who was 9-2 with a 3.67 ERA in Lancaster, went just 6-10 with an ERA nearing six in El Paso. He got his chance and blew it. For some this might have been devastating.

Not for Clint Goocher. Coming into his start on Monday Goocher was 4-1 with a very respectable 4.70 ERA for the Double-A Tennessee Smokies.  For Goocher it has been more than a bounce back season, it has been a year that reestablishes himself as one of the top pitching prospects in the organization. Take away Goocher's one loss, a nightmare of an outing that saw him give up eight runs in just...

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