Originally Posted by soxfanatlanta
I rarely take any September performance from young players seriously.
You mean September performances after the team has been eliminated and they're playing another non-contender.
The early September performances are very important--notably this year in the midst of a pennant race--and the rookie pitchers generally did well. I think the problems they had as a group was general fatigue from a long season and the lack of veteran starters to eat innings earlier in the season to make it easier on them later.
Santiago had a good year. But, no, he is not going to pitch a one-hitter every time out next year.