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MadFriars Q & A: Mike Ekstrom

Mike Ekstrom has been arguably the most impressive pitcher in the Padres organization through the first two months of the season. After Wednesday's seven inning, five hit, one run performance he has run his record to 7-1, dropped his ERA to 1.43 and given up just one home run, and 13 walks, in 69 innings pitched. MadFriars caught up with Ekstrom to talk about mechanical adjustments, moving up in the system, and the key to his success this season.

MadFriars:  It's just your second year of pro ball, and you're dominating, are you anxious to get tested at a higher level?   Mike Ekstrom:  I would like to move up, yeah, but I'm doing alright here, and whatever the guys in the front office think is best, that's what I'm going by.   MadFriars:  When we talked before the season, you said you preferred starting, you've gotten your wish, and...

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