Originally Posted by mace
Going by the numbers, I wouldn't say that. His ERA is not good (5.01), but he has struck out 74 in 59 innings and given up less than a hit an inning. He's been struggling, for sure--definitely walking too many--but it doesn't appear that the hitters are too much for him.
Also, he hit three batters tonight. Surprised there wasn't a fight. Perhaps he is working on a new pitch.