"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road." Stephen Hawking
If it was only singles, it'd be great, but it's all the Doubles, Triples, and Homeruns that opponents get against him that shows that he just gets pounded nearly every time out.
While that can also be said about Owings, which is probably JB32's point, Owings has been able to get that 3rd out and keep the runs from being scored, while also improving as the season has gone along.
If it wasn't for the sacrifice that Owings made for the team in San Diego about 8 starts ago, Owings would probably have a string of 10 of 11 great outings in a row. The San Diego game screwed him up for the next two games, and then he got back on track to the way he was throwing up to and including that San Diego game....giving up 2 runs or less in nearly every start.
You're right. The way Michah's pitched of late, he's not worthy a the 5th spot....more like the 3rd!
As of right now if the Nats called and offered Dunn for Owing straight up I wouldn't do it.
He is still young and doesn't cost much.Since the end of May he has had just 1 start where he gave up more then 2 runs.When he gets 3 ABs in a game he almost always contributes to the offense.I can't really figure out what anyone doesn't like about the guy other then that there are starters in the org. that have a higher ceiling.I can live with that.
The problem with him is he doesn't through real hard and doesn't have a big strike out pitch... if he put up the same numbers with a nasty strike out pitch people would be praising him.
It really is nice to see how much Owings has improved as the season has progressed. Solid ML pitcher. More than I ever thought we'd be able to get for Adam Dunn.
In the days of Joey Hamilton, Jimmy Haynes & Paul Wilson, Owings would have been our #1.
I am just glad we have improved enough, we are debating him being the #5.
they call it the 5th spot for a reason. he is the 5th best starter on the team. once volquez comes back he will be the 6th. i think he has done a good job in the 5th spot. he has given us about what you would expect and he has done better than then 5th spot did all of last year.
The farther Micah gets from his arm injury, the better he looks.