raiders_umpire wrote:yea he got shelled, but who knows what the reason was,,,he may have been working on throwing all changeups or working on a cut fastball.... if ever there was a time to work on a new pitch for the future, ST is definitely the time,,,, i still have no worries about schmidt for this year.....
rotoworld....Jason Schmidt, who entered the day with a 0.90 ERA, was torched for 10 runs in 3 1/3 innings by the A's today.
Eric Chavez, Erubiel Durazo and Bobby Kielty homered off Schmidt, who was working on his offspeed pitches. ''I felt the same way I felt all spring,'' Schmidt said. ''I've got half a pitch right now and that's the fastball to the right side. I had to keep throwing the changeup. I'm trying to get a feel for it. It's just not there yet but it will come. I'm not getting any sharper and until it comes it will probably be more of the same.'' Little reason for worry here. Mar. 20 - 8:48 pm et
I agree....now could be the perfect time to try and make a trade for him as panicked owners appear worried about this meaningless outing!!