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Irregular schedule not limiting lefty Logan

Irregular schedule not limiting lefty Logan

PHILADELPHIA -- Rockies left-hander Boone Logan went into Monday afternoon's game against the Phillies having been scored upon in just four of his 17 appearances, with at least one strikeout in 12 appearances.

Logan was striking out 35.7 percent of opposing batters, the third-highest such rate in the National League. The strikeout rate was the highest of any left-hander entering Monday's games.

Logan has been consistent even though his game action hasn't. For example, Logan went from May 9 to May 16 between appearances, then didn't pitch again until May 21.

"It doesn't mean I haven't been warming up to come into games," Logan said. "A lot of times, a game just doesn't pan out. It doesn't fall into place, like an inning is starting with a lefty or we get through an inning. There are a lot of factors. The thing about being a lefty is you've got to wait for lefties to come up, and there are fewer lefties in a lineup, so you're not going to be in there on a regular basis.

"But when I'm getting warmed up, I'm staying loose, even when I doing get into the games. So I stay sharp that way."

Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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