Tuesday, February 24, 2009

What We Learned, 2/23

Still learning a bit about the 09 Diamond Tigers. Here are a couple of quick hitters about what we learned after Tuesday's tilt.

-Dexter Price could be the real deal. Solid Debut. Solid Stuff. Solid attitude:

"Overall for a first time, I was pretty happy," Price said. "I thought this was a chance to step in and prove myself to hopefully get a chance next weekend."


I might be reading too much into it, but I think Price isn't going to be content just being a mid-week starter. He wants a rotation slot.

-Don't judge Zach Blatt yet. Especially after just one inning of work, in a game that was already in the books. Yes, he got tagged a bit. However, of the 28 pitches he threw on Tuesday, 17 of them were strikes. I don't know what CJP has in store for him, but if he keeps pounding the strike zone, he could be a good set up guy down the line.

-The game ball goes to Rus Harper. Yes, Price had the impressive debut. Overlooked will be Harper, who bounced back from a rough Saturday where he only faced 4 batters, yet gave up 2 hits and 2 ER, in .1 innings of work. Tuesday he was a different pitcher. 2 solid innings. 1 hit. 1 walk. 2 Ks.

-Auburn has some pop. The Tigers already have 10 Team HRs on the season, and needs to keep the momentum going heading into this weekend.

-We've also got a bit of speed. Stealing 3 bases.

-Finally, Auburn wore throwbacks again. At least now we have some better pictures.

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