04-06-2011, 09:10 AM
Was just browsing boxscores and saw that McCarthy pitched 8 innings (and threw only 89 pitches!) yesterday for Oakland. I had no idea he was even there, especially with all the big talk the depth of the A's rotation has gotten this spring. I guess I figured he was pretty much done for after all his crazy injuries. A quick check at his pitchf/x data shows he was up over 90 with his fastball for most of the game.