Monday, October 20, 2008

Kunz Good and Bad

Eddie Kunz has been great thus far in the Arizona Fall League except for 1 game. In 5 of Eddie's 6 games he did not surrender a run. But on October 17 against the Mesa Solar Sox Kunz allowed 8 earned runs on 7 hits in .1 innings giving him an era of 216 for the game. After a good scoreless outing today Kunz has an era of 13.50.

I have seen this out of Kunz a lot in his short minor league career. He has pitched well very often but he usually will have an outing where he just doesn't have it while getting bombed. In order to be an effective relief pitcher, especially if he wants to be a setup man or closer in the majors, Kunz needs to learn how to pitch when he doesn't have his good stuff. So as Kunz continues to progress, keep an eye out to see if these occasional horrendous outing continue.

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