Friday, May 19, 2017
Posted by Alphonso at 11:00 AM
He is young, lefty and tall.
Okay, if baseball did not require anything more of its best starting pitchers, we could all have a Julep and relax.
What this kid is lacking is the following:
1. He only has two pitches; slow and slower.
2. His command is terrible ( he is usually pushing his 100th pitch somewhere in the fourth inning ).
3. He gives up a three run homer every game.
4. He has no " out" pitch.
Other than that, we are blessed. He is on a track to be a solid .500 pitcher, in a really good year.
I say this; if he doesn't, "see the light," in his next outing, and give us a solid 7 innings with no more than one run ( unearned ), he needs to start working out at first base.
We are getting under five innings per game from him, and we are always training by 4-6 runs when he departs.