Purgatory Online

Saturday, April 16, 2005

Kelvim Escobar's rehab start Thursday night is being described as successful, since he went three innings, gave up just one hit, struck out seven, and - most importantly - felt good afterward. Curiously, though, those successful three innings took 58 pitches to accomplish. As it turns out, Eskie also walked two, and actually pitched to the leadoff batter in the fourth, so he faced twelve hitters. That's nearly five pitches per hitter - but, of course, he actually struck out the majority of the batters he faced, so it's understandable.