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Shipman Finding his Groove

It took Triple-A Iowa right-hander Andy Shipman a very short time to re-discover his groove after being sent down to Double-A in late June.

The reason for Shipman's demotion at the time was simple: walks. He had allowed 19 in 37 1/3 innings with Iowa before being sent back to West Tenn, where he earned all-star honors a year ago. Never mind that Shipman had also allowed 45 hits in those same 37-plus innings. That wasn't what caught Iowa pitching coach Alan Dunn's eye. "I wasn't too concerned about his hits allowed, per se," Dunn...

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