Ender wrote:As long as you realize his first big year had a lot of luck involved so you shouldn't expect him to be quite that good. The infield defense improved this year so that should help him somewhat too.
He was unlucky last year and pitched very good in 07. His FIP for those 3 seasons sum it up. So I fail to see your point. He was hung out to dry today in the 5th by two routine grounders that landed up being errors and made him pitch another 15-20 pitches, stressfull pitches at that. He prolly goes 7 innings 2-3bb , 3-4 hits, 9-10k's with a win if the first error is played for an out. Hell even the second one. He needs to sharpen up the fastball command a touch though. Other than that, he had dominant stuff today vs a potent lineup.