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Nagy happy for former pupil Tomlin

Nagy happy for former pupil Tomlin

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Nagy happy for former pupil Tomlin
PHOENIX -- D-backs pitching coach Charles Nagy can only wonder what the future holds for Indians starting pitcher Josh Tomlin.

"He's one of those kids that's a great story," Nagy said. "He just goes out, pitches, and he's very good at what he does. And he showed that [on Tuesday] night."

Last season, Nagy was Tomlin's pitching coach at Triple-A Columbus when, while working out of the bullpen, the Clippers needed a starter in a pinch.

"Boom," Nagy said. "We needed somebody to start games, he did and just took off from there. Got called up, and just kind of seized the opportunity."

A year later, Nagy watched Tomlin throw seven innings of two-run baseball in a no-decision.

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"He works hard, and I'm very happy for him," Nagy said.

The 26-year-old right-hander credits Nagy for improving his mental approach on the mound.

"He's been here before," Tomlin said. "He's played a lot of games in the big leagues. So he just kind of told me what to expect if I ever got the opportunity, and taught me how to slow the game down."

Tomlin is 9-4 with a 3.86 ERA this season.

"We had a good relationship, and he taught me a lot," Tomlin said. "I respect him a lot. He's a good guy."

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