Nicasio Solid Thru Five

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.

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ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

The trend of blowing leads sucks right now, but it looks like most of the guys allowing it won’t make the roster. Rogers looks pretty bad.

OrangeRocks
OrangeRocks
8 years ago

The Rosario catching rsoter spot decision is getting more difficult as he continues to hit. I am just not certain that having him play tjust wo games a week behind Hernandez is the best thing for his baseball development, however?

Agbayani
Agbayani
8 years ago

To me, the roster situation is already clear. Pacheco has earned a spot. And if Blake doesn’t make it, I think he ought to be the starter at 3B. If Blake does (and I certainly hope so), Pacheco ought to be on the roster as the backup catcher. You could carry Wil Nieves, but why? You could release him, then re-sign him (or someone just as good as him) in late April if for whatever reason Pacheco’s not up to… Read more »

Julian
Julian
8 years ago

I agree that having Rosario just play a couple of games a week is not the right thing for his development, so I expect him to start the season in the minors. Doesn’t he still have things to work on in regard to his catching? Pacheco is a tougher call because he is hitting so well. How has he looked as a catcher this spring? Can he handle being the backup catcher and starting 2 games per week? How has… Read more »

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