When I reviewed the Tribe's spring training pitching stats last night, the thing that jumped out at me is Matt Miller's 16 strikeouts in 7.1 innings! He leads the club. I hope he can stay healthy all year.
Betancourt has 15 SOs and only one walk in 10.2 innings, but the rest of his stats are not impressive. But I'm not worried about him.
I'm surprised Tom Mastny has pitched so many innings, more than Betancourt and a lot more than Hernandez and Borowski.
Is anyone else curious about the club's approach to our closer this year? Borowski has appeared in only 6 games/6.0 innings. The results are less than reassuring. Hernandez has appeared in 7 games. His stats look better, except for the 2 SOs vs 6 BBs. Remember last year and all the attention focused on Wickman? Yet this year there has been hardly any talk about our closer situation (maybe there has and I've missed it). I'm worried. What bother's me is that it's not like Shapiro to put so many eggs in a shaky basket. I just don't have that much confidence in Borowski as someone we can win big with. Am I missing something?