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A. Cavatica
04-26-2006, 08:57 PM
Time to check in on the spring NRIs and see how they're performing at Charlotte. Looks like KW might have found some keepers after all.

The good news:

Charles Haeger has been on fire, with an 0.64 ERA over 28 innings. Only 16 hits allowed (but also 12 walks and a lot of passed balls). Record is just 1-0.

Javier Lopez has not allowed a run in nine appearances (1-0, 4 saves). He had a great K:BB ratio this spring, and it's continued. He's the first guy they'll call up if they Logan and Thornton don't pan out.

Montero has been terrific (0.59 ERA in 15 1/3 innings; 11 baserunners and 14 strikeouts).

Jeff Farnsworth is 2-0, 1.04 over 8 2/3 innings. 11 Ks.

More good news:

Heath Phillips is 2-1, 2.74 (23 IP). Chad Bentz is 2-1, 2.61 (10 1/3 IP). Stephen Randolph is 2-0, 3.05 (20 2/3 IP) and leads the team in strikeouts with 22. It's too bad these guys didn't pitch better this spring, because they're not going to get many chances with the Broadway/Lumsden/Liotta class breathing down their necks.

And the bad news:

Munoz has only pitched 2/3 of an inning. (No baserunners.) Nomo has pitched just three innings.

Sean Tracey is 1-0, 2.92 but has walked more than one per inning.

Redding and Reynoso have been hit hard.

Banix12
04-26-2006, 11:49 PM
What has Randolph been doing as far as walks? We all know he can strikeout people, it's been the walks that have kept him from being a major league reliever.

Any update on that guy they got from the Padres Rusty Tucker? I think he's in AA

A. Cavatica
04-27-2006, 12:49 AM
What has Randolph been doing as far as walks? We all know he can strikeout people, it's been the walks that have kept him from being a major league reliever.

Any update on that guy they got from the Padres Rusty Tucker? I think he's in AA

Randolph has walked too many: 14 in 20 2/3 innings.

Tucker has only thrown 8 1/3 at Birmingham, but he's been good. 5 hits and 4 walks allowed, 8 strikeouts, 3.24 ERA.

Malone is also at Birmingham. 23 IP, 20 H, 8 BB, 19 SO. His numbers are almost the same as Lumsden's so far, and better than Liotta's, but Ryan Rodriguez has been the best lefthander down there.