julien's baseball blog
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Thursday, October 20, 2011
LaRussa v. Washington
- F. Salas relieved J. Garcia
- D. Descalso at third
- M. Napoli struck out swinging
- D. Murphy hit for C. Gentry
- M. Rzepczynski relieved F. Salas
- Y. Torrealba hit for D. Murphy
- Y. Torrealba struck out swinging
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Lots of strikeouts in the minors, but also lots of walks.
The strikeouts show obvious talent. A talented young pitcher is a strong weapon in the playoffs, because batters will be more aggressive against someone they haven't seen. Since he is difficult to hit and often misses the zone, this plays right into his hands.
It's quite possible he will have a stellar postseason. Expectations will be high next year. But success will not continue. The walks will catch up to him. He'll make it (barring injury), but it will be difficult.