Originally Posted by The Tom
This might be posted somewhere else, but Gio Gonzales made his debut at Kanapolis tonight. He went 3 innings, giving up 3 runs (2 earned). He pitched the a scoreless three innings, but failed to get an out in the fourth. He had definite control problems, but he is a 18 year old making his first start in A ball. Bad performance, but I think criticism would be premature. Also, Whisler homered for the first time tonight, and raised his average to .318. He is now hitting over .300 AND has an ERA in the mid-twos. Where are all the guys saying how terrible this guy was? Eating some crow perhaps?
Take credit for Whisler if you want (I wouldn't, it's real early), but it opens up the door to criticizing the Don Lucy (Suzuki anyone?) and the great Ray Liotta selections.