Ervin has started out the season nicely so far. His first start was on the road and he got the win on 4 hits, 2 earned runs, 2 walks, and 3 strikeouts. Last night, his second start was against Cleveland, a team that has completely destroyed him for a 7.59 ERA and given him 5 losses in 5 starts. He went another 6 innings with 6 hits, 2 earned runs, 3 walks, and 5 strikeouts and left in the position to win.
It looks like he is stepping it up with Lackey out and Escobar likely gone for the season. Hopefully he can come closer to his '06 campaign and provide solid ratios, over a dozen wins, and around 150 k's which would be a nice value considering he was just a flier pick this season.