Anyone think Kershaw is going to have a great second half because he has been in the bigs for a little bit?
What about Cueto?
Of course it depends on if/when Kershaw is called back up. As anticipated, his command has been a bit off, but it's nothing really glaring especially considering that he's only 20, has good control for his age, and is still mastering his pitches. I'm not expecting a huge 2nd half out of him, but the second time around I'd think he'd make some good strides.
I think we're starting to see the beginning of a Cueto surge. He's still living and dying by the fastball, but the encouraging thing is he's getting a few more grounders albeit his K rate being OK. I bought low on Cueto about a month ago (when Chris Perez was called up) for the possibility of a push. Cueto still has good movement on his pitches that can keep hitters honest.