Thursday, April 8, 2010

Jonathan Patrick Papelbon

"I felt I had good command."

Home run given up to Granderson up high in the strike zone. Two walks, 15% of the number of walks he gave up in 2006.

"If I can duplicate the way I felt tonight for the rest of the season, I'd be extremely happy about that."

So would Billy Koch, as long as Papelbon can keep the ball in the ballpark against the Blue Jays.


Anonymous said...

Sometimes the process is more important than the outcome.

The GM said...

So where does that leave him last year, where he sucked just as much but just got lucky with results?

Anonymous said...

Don't get me wrong, last year he was not the same pitcher as before. Whether this was injury-related or just a decline of skills still remains an open question. But, I'm not willing to throw him under the bus for this year just quite yet. His comments indicate (hopefully) indicate that his arm is over any of last year's problems. If he just isn't the same pitcher as pre-2009 then we have a problem.