The_Idiot wrote:I was able to watch patterson for the 1st time last night and while he didn't pitch all that badly, I worry that it doesn't look like has a real "out" pitch. Seems like the Mets were battling him all night and he just couldn't punch the batters out.
His curve is his out pitch. The only problem is that New York's two best hitters (Beltran and Floyd) are both left handers, and the right handed curve doesn't work nearly as well vs lefties.
He's better than he showed last night, New York is just a tough matchup for him with two great lefties.