Yes, Ryu only went 5 innings. Yes, he threw 105 pitches (that can be either good or bad, depending upon your perspective). Yes, he gave up 8 hits. BUT, he only allowed 2 runs and gave up no HR to one of the best hitting teams in baseball in on of the best hitter’s parks in baseball. So, there is that! As bad as you think Ryu might be he has a better ERA than some of the pitchers you think are studs.
Ryu is a work in progress, just like Rich Hill is. Come to think of it, so is Kenta Maeda. Wood, McCarthy and the Big Dog are fine. The other three are working on it. At least two of them will figure it out. Actually, I think they all will. We are like about 29 other NLB teams in regard to starting pitching… EXCEPT we have DEPTH! That depth will be all the difference in the second half for Arizona and Colorado.
Watch and see!
Look how Cody Bellinger has energized the team since his callup. I remember when Gary Sanchez hit 19 home runs last year… thinking “That will never happen again.” I honestly believe it is time to call up Calhoun or Verdugo… or both. I think A-Gon is role player when he comes back. There’s a new Sheriff at 1B; his name is Cody Bellinger and he’s here to stay. When the league catches up to him, he just catches right back up.
And one final things about Cody: I TOLD YOU SO!
OK, my son’s 18 birthday and Graduation Party is today and I picked my Filmmaker son up at the airport last night. My daughter is in town and I’m done talking. Peace Out! Enjoy the sweep.