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Rob Friedman "The Pitching Ninja" says Astros have a pack mentality when picking apart pitchers

Rob Friedman joins ESPN 97.5 to talk about the success of the Astros' pitching staff, pitching coach Brent Strom's impact on the team, and Alex Bregman leading the Astros' hitters when breaking down opposing pitchers.

Make sure to check out the full interview above.

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After Yordan Alvarez suffered an injury on Thursday from colliding into Jeremy Peña in short left field, many fans and media are questioning whether Alvarez should DH exclusively to keep injuries like this from happening.

While this may prevent injuries from happening in left field, there are numerous ways of getting hurt, such as running the bases, and we saw Alvarez miss some time recently with a hand injury from swinging the bat.

Plus, playing Yordan in left where he's at least an average outfielder, allows veterans like Michael Brantley and Jose Altuve to slide in the DH spot to get some much-needed rest over the course of the season. And there's an argument being made that Yordan is better at the plate when he's playing the field.

Be sure to check out the video above as we debate this hot topic!

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