Carl Pavano pitched two-hit ball for seven shutout innings today against the Mets.
Pavano has a 1.80 ERA in four starts. He's been extremely efficient, giving up just 11 hits and one walk in 20 innings. He's also struck out just seven betters, but the fewer pitches he throws, the more likely he is to stay healthy for a second year in a row.
Not a terribly exciting guy, I know. But consider some stats from last year:
K/9: 5.96(call it 6)
That's not bad. In fact not bad at all. Qualifies as a LIMA guy in every cat. 28 years old, could this guy break out? Where do you rank him against late round guys like say Lawrence, Washburn, Cliff Lee, Eaton, etc.?