Big Pimpin wrote:In June and July he's 3-4 with a 5.10 ERA. Sure, K numbers are still there, and sometimes he's dazzling, but other times he gets lit up. He never had a stretch like this last year. Maybe he's not crashing like Dontrelle, but he still hasn't pitched up to expectations the last two months.
Sure, he's given up some runs recently, but as you mentioned the Ks are there, and the walks are still down. More than anything, I'd put it down to a stretch of bad luck in recent starts (which I'm sure you'd agree can happen to anyone). I'd give him a fairly comfortable edge over Oswalt for the rest of the season to be honest.