Ok sorry, hes not injured, but does anyone have any updates on whats going on thus far this year with him?
I mean just seems like he is just laboring to even get through the 9th in all 4 of his appearences.
April 4th, Yanks: only needed 10 pitches to clean the 9th, one hit
April 7th, Yanks: 28 pitches, took the Loss along with 2BB an 2ER
April 11th, KC: 16 Pitches, clean line but no Ks
April 14th, Minny: 20 Pitches, again 2BB and no Ks
Not jumping to anything here, and his stat line for the year is farely clean, and counting today he does have an 0-1 record but 3 nice saves, but just doesn't look like the typical Papelbon so far this year. 4BB:1K ratio, and it seems like hes throwing a highed then normal Ball-to-Strike rate? Anyone with a little more information, maybe thats actually seen him pitch?
Only reason I'm questioning is because April is usually one of his best months, he has never blown a save in April, 2nd most IP of any other month, 2nd best ERA, best WHIP and by far his best month for BAA at .153.
Again sorry, no injuries that I know of, and not just being a donkeybutt fantasy owner, was just noticing today that I really seemed that he was Laboring to get through the 9th.
Great thanks to soto for the sweet sig!...