McGowan learning from master
His previous start, we saw a young pitching phenom making a name for himself. This time out, Dustin McGowan ascended to the throne. The throne of Burnettland. McGowan was repeatedly hitting 99-100 mph on the radar gun tonight, which is harder than he’s thrown in years. The result? Three walks in the second inning, an early deficit, and an early trip to the showers after burning through 100 pitches in 5 innings. Reminds me of the entire career of the guy who started one day before him.
Let’s just hope he was just buying his own hype and trying to throw another one hitter, and that A.J. hasn’t really been whispering in his ear on the bench and converted him over to his pitching “philosophy” of overthrowing and going for strikeout dominance at all costs. Even though they look the same on paper, I would greatly prefer Dustin’s string of quality starts he had going over this latest flip flopping between brilliance and mediocrity.
(Did I just walk in a guy? But that pitch was AWESOME!)