Originally Posted by Red Raindog
I would guess he's here only until Tuesday when Cingrani is back to pitch against the Cubs
I actually think Henry Rodriguez will be the guy to go down for Cingrani.
Partch has been doing much better with the Ks these past couple years. I know we who voted for Redszone's top 50 prospects, didn't get him until we voted for the #44 - #50 overall prospects. Some of that is due to him being a reliever who most of us view with less significance as other players, and some of that is due to him not having much results prior to 2012. Even then, Partch did walk 4.22 batters per 9 innings at AA last year in 70 1/3 innings. Sure, his K rate was nice at 8.19, but it's not like the guy was setting the world on fire.
Partch did start hot in 8 1/3 in AA this year before being bumped up to AAA where the Ks have come 11.22 K/9 in 21 2/3 innings, but so have the walks (4.15 BB/9). Let's hope the strikeouts continue coming in the bigs and he doesn't allow too many free passes or home runs (which he has been pretty good with throughout his career).