Carlos Silva lost weight, did the work, has been a good spring training teammate – and none of that mattered to a few folks watching him pitch today.
Two innings, five hits, two runs. One home run allowed, twenty-six pitches thrown.
And, midway through the second inning, a leather-lunged fan yelled ‘You’re STILL throwing batting practice!’
Had Silva thrown all zeroes and all strikes, it wouldn’t have meant all that much. That his first outing wasn’t over-powering was hardly a surprise – he’s not an overpowering pitcher.