Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Does Jon Garland's Hot Start Remind You Of Something?
You know what just popped into my head? The White Sox have had another guy with a low strikeout rate like Jon Garland have a great start in the recent past. His name was John Snyder. And you probably felt pretty good about his chances at being a top-of-the-rotation starter on the 15th day of May 1999. I know I did. After that amazing start, Snyder was horrendous, allowing 5 or more runs in 7 of his next 8 starts. He wound up allowing 22 home runs in his last 18 starts, and finished with 6.68 ERA. 6.68!
Do I think Jon Garland is going to wind up like John Snyder - banished to the Brewers in a year's time? No, but it's just another note of caution to take from a very surprisingly good start by Garland. We've been fooled before by his performance. We shouldn't be fooled again if his ERA pops back up over 4.00 and he's strung together a streak of a few stinkers in a row. Like this stretch of games, for instance.
Oh come on. 8 hits in 6 innings is worlds different from what Garland's done recently. Though it will be interesting to see what he does against a good-hitting team.
Oh come on. 8 hits in 6 innings is worlds different from what Garland's done recently. Though it will be interesting to see what he does against a good-hitting team.Post a Comment