No spotlight today, but I wanted to discuss a comment from yesterday’s edition.
Another nice outing for Donnie ~ Braden
I’m hoping the comment was sarcastically. If not, here is why I was less than impressed by the outing and outings of his this season. Yesterday was yet another case of Veal being a thrower instead of a pitcher. He’s beginning to remind me a lot of Kerry Wood in the fact that he doesn’t pitch to contact. He works too deep in counts far too often and as a result, can’t seem to get deep in games against competition that should be below him at this level. In his last 10 outings, Veal has managed to get out of the 5th inning just twice, and through the 6th just once. Three of his last four outings he’s gone under five innings of work, and that “nice outing” in which he allowed 0 ER was due to an error he committed in the inning. If Veal wants to remain highly touted in this organization, he’s got to turn things around. My guess is he’s going to be back in AA next year.
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