Re: Zach Stewart's progress
Let us not forget.
We're winning because we're getting OUTSTANDING Starting Pitching. Rolen fits into the Defensive equation there, but it's 1 guy going out every night giving us an outstanding effort....going on 20 straight starts now (with the lone exception of one Homer Bailey mishap). An exceptional 19 of 20 good starts by our Starters. Included in that is an improved Defense. You can't get good starts without good defense.
I don't know how Scott Rolen's "leadership" plays into any part of the Starting Rotation's improvement. That has more to do with Bryan Price's "leadership" than anyone else.....or even Mike Leake's "leadership". It's the fact that the other starters have began pitching like Leake pitches why they are doing so well. (and then there's the stubborn Harang, who wanted to blame the wind on his two gopher pitches the other night...Harang's mental issues are a lot to deal with by anybody....I hope he goes back to what was working for him the three previous starts and listens to those who know better than he does...specifically Ramon Hernandez and Bryan Price).
Last edited by Kingspoint; 05-19-2010 at 08:06 PM.