Saturday, September 09, 2006

Jeff Karstens

Cory Lidle has been inconsistent. As Joe says "He could pitch you a complete game shutout, or he may not get out of the 2nd inning". Jaret Wright has not shown a consistent ability to go deep into games.

Maybe Jeff Karstens pitched his way toward the postseason roster last night? His stellar relief effort lowers his ERA to 3.42 in 23.2 innings.

Joe is probably going to make the wrong decision. I commented a lot earlier in the season about favoring veterans over better younger players. It's pretty clear, and will likely become more clear after the next few weeks, that Karstens is a better pitcher than Wright or Lidle. At the very least, hopefully he can make the roster as a long man.