I was quite perplexed when reading the gamethread how people were ragging on Magic so quickly. And these were the same people that held a high regard for the trade that brought him in.
I am no fan of the trade, but based on his 2 performances there is no reason to sour on him so quickly.
Today in 2/3 of an innings he struck out 2 guys without issuing a walk, nor did he give up a HR. The runs scored based on bad luck for Magic. If he pitches like that every game he would be the best pitcher in baseball. The BAPIP would equalize to some level around .310 when you factor in the Reds defense.
I think everyone needs to realize that games like this will happen to Magic. Since he doesn't give up many homeruns and doesn't strike out many guys, he will pretty much pitch as well as the BAPIP let's him. He could have just as easily gotten the first 2 guys out without giving up any hits. He will generally limit the damage because he doesn't give up many HRs, but games like this will happen because he simply doesn't K enough batters on a regular basis.
I thought he actually pitched great tonight. If he keeps pitching the way he did in the first 2 games you will see Magic get a lot of success. Based on his career numbers with the Nats you can expect a pretty reliable set-up type guy. Nothing fancy, but he'll get the job done more often than not. Give him a chance.