Originally Posted by KyWhiSoxFan
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.
Brent Morel had a fantastic September last season.
09 : 3-2.
10 : 2-3.
12: 2-1; Orlando Hudson and Alex Rios walkoffs.
14: 1-0; Opening Day 5-3 win vs Twins.