Unfortunately, it's hard to argue against all this logic, and for that I apologize. I'd like to come out with an airtight rebuttal, but I just can't do it. So this is more gut-wrenching news for our already wobbly pitching foundation. I didn't hear the game, but Zach Miner got tagged for 7 hits and 5 earned runs over two innings today against the Pirates. Maybe those folks out on the ledge were right. No, they were not--the baseball season's a marathon that hasn't even begun yet, so pace your worries people. Although things have been rocky so far this spring, it's not time to hit the panic button yet.
All I can say is it's no wonder these guys were a bundle of nerves for their first spring outings. The scrutiny must be a bit overwhelming. I'm not criticizing, because I'm one of the people clamoring for coverage, just empathizing.