Juan Nicasio summed up not only his outing today, but his comeback from a broken neck with one of the best quotes to come out of ST so far:
“I like it — it’s a big story,” Nicasio said with a wide smile. “I like talking about that, because it’s unbelievable.”
Anyone would agree that it is one of the biggest stories in all of baseball. One that should be on the front of every sports section this year to accompany his first start. One shouted from those at his first game, not only on the road but at home, as they stand up and cheer.
There is no doubt in my mind that he will make the team at this point, and today was just another excellent example as to why he should be closer to the top five of the rotation as opposed to the bottom: 96 pitches in 5 2/3 innings. Six strike-outs (four of the first seven batters faced were sat down), no walks and only three runs. Two of the three RBI’s came via Buster Posey, another broken bone victim of the leg, not neck, variety.
The bats were also alive and kicking today as Tulo hit a monster shot in the second, the team brought in four runs in the third which included another Tulo RBI. Rosario also deposited a ball over the fence as he got in on the action.