I was kind of surprised by all of the talk about Zach Duke's fatigue at the end of 2009 that's popped up this week. I know Duke faltered at the end of the year, but he'd also been out-pitching his peripherals for most of the season and losing Jack Wilson and Freddy Sanchez certainly didn't help the team defense and even his next to last start was the faux-controversial near shutout against the Dodgers to close PNC for the year. But Joe Kerrigan says fatigue and that's something I think I can examine a little bit, so let's see if we can find any real evidence of Zach Duke's fatigue over the last two months of 2009.

We'll split things up here the way Kerrigan does every time I hear him talking about Duke, right at the trade deadline. One quick and dirty way to measure Duke's fatigue down...

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