Matt seemed to have gotten "back on the beam" today. I'm concerned about TBF in general for M.C. (Total Batters Faced), 18 today. That is 6 over the minimum (2 walks and 4 hits). I'd like to see him lower his pitch counts and face fewer hitters in his starts. Young pitchers often get themselves in trouble with control, and have to work too hard, reducing their season-long effectiveness. I'm encouraged by the 4 K's, and the fact that we scored IMMEDIATELY after Matt gave up two runs. (8 runs on 13 hits after 5+ as I write this.) Maybe this year Matt can be the beneficiary of our modest outbursts of run support. Matt put up three zeros after the first inning, and I hope we see more zeros on the opponent side of the ledger this Spring!
UPDATE (Wed a.m.): This is an abomination. Schierholz is the only legit OF prospect we have, and we'll keep Dave Fucking Roberts instead? He just turned 24 and has an option year left so I expect he'll be in AAA this year, even though he has already done well at that level. Check out John Sickels' take on him from Sep '07. This year Sickels rates him as our 5th best prospect with a "B-" grade. Today: The Enchanter! JC, sharpen your pencil!