Before I get into this game in particular, this was a fun series. Lots of good defense especially from Kim Ha-seong and Erik Gonzalez. Kim played 2B, SS and 3B consecutively giving each of the Padres big three a night off during the series and he just shined.
Through his first five starts of the season, Mitch Keller has been the very definition of Jekyll and Hyde; either wild and outside of zone, while hanging sliders for batters to punish, or in command and pounding the zone as he fools hitters with the off speed and overpowers them with the fastball. The strangestContinue reading “Keller Comes Out Strong Against The Padres”
Tonight there were positives to take away, plenty actually, but the bats remained silent for a second straight night.
As sloppy as yesterday’s ballgame was, that’s how tight this contest was played. Joe Musgrove and Tyler Anderson started out for the second lopsided on paper matchup in as many days.
Trevor Cahill as I’ve noted multiple times now will look like he did tonight just about as often as you’ll see what he showed you in the first. A good team will take advantage of your low man on the totem giving you a nice start, a below average club will often squander the advantage.