New Zealand Fan wrote:Very lucky to get out of that game without a loss.
He is not worth a roster spot in anything less than a 16 team league and should be used for spot starting when he's got a favourable match-up only.
He has got good stuff but very poor control so even if he pitches ok his regular high pitch count means he'll rarely go any deeper than 5 or 6 innings.
He really doesn't have "very poor control".
It certainly wasn't good last year, but he was coming back from surgery, which almost always hurts a guys' control. He's never walked a ton of guys before last season.
1 walk in his first start (in 7 innings), 2 walks tonight. That's not bad.
How is he "Very lucky to get out of that game without a loss."?
He gave up 1 run in 5 innings.
He was pretty unlucky
to not be in line for a win, with that offense behind him...