Originally Posted by #1swisher
Daryl Van Schouwen
Philip Humber rehab start at AAA Charlotte on Sunday night: 2 1/3 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K. 52 pitches.
Played catch in the bullpen. Treatment @ USCF on Monday, will resume throwing on Tuesday. Decision to be place on the DL will be made then.
Any word on how's his STUFF?
Because there is a huge difference between Phill Humber circa Perfect Game & 1st half of 2011 for that matter -- topping out at 94 mph with late movement, sharp control and nasty breaking ball
......... and Phillip Humber barely breaking 90, everything straight and hanging over heart of the plate.
Basically same with John Danks, only with Danks it was his change-up as strike-out pitch rather than curveball/slider as with Humber.... There is no way either Danks or Humber were as bad as they pitched for most of 2012. Had to be a deadarm or injury or both.
I still blame Hawk "the Ken" Harrelson. You know when you gush, rave about how magicians Herm Schneider and Coop keep everyone healthy...year after year... nothing good can come from it. It's like always bringing up the Sox having 2nd best record against NL.... you knew at one point the baseball gods or Jinx or both have a say
It's, like, science and whatnot.