Re: What..no discusion on Lohse's performance?
There's been discussion in the Predict his stats thread and the "Missed the game" thread, but I'll give my $0.02 here as well.
He impressed me, but given my expectations going in, take that for what it's worth. But seriously, he was pretty good. Only one mistake pitch, a slider that didn't slide to A. Jones. He seemed to have pretty good command of his stuff(which was pretty darn good), but the strike zone was also generous with this ump. I'm going to give him a few more starts before I make a judgement, but so far he looks good, especially considering our other options for a back of the rotation guy.
He's going to have to work to build his stamina back up after being in the pen so long while with the Twins, but giving 5-6 solid innings a start is just fine for me in his current role. I think the change of scenery will do him a lot of good this year; the announcer on TBS made a good point, a lot of guys who change teams midseason after struggling usually feel like they have something to prove, so hopefully he continues to prove all the doubters wrong. From what I've seen so far though, it bolsters my confidence even more in Wayne's scouting abilities.
Last edited by HumnHilghtFreel; 08-07-2006 at 01:28 AM.