On Wednesday I went on record to say that Chris Schwinden is not the answer in replacing the injured Mike Pelfrey. I know, pretty ballsy call on my part.
I really didn’t have a preference in terms of who would get the shot. I guess if you put a gun to my head I would have liked to see Jeremy Heffner get a nod. This was based solely on the fact that he seemed to be effective in the handful of innings he worked a few games back. Not much to base an opinion on so I’m not too broken up that he isn’t getting the call.
Miguel Batista is a logical choice based on the fact he has always been pegged as the spot start, long relief guy. However, now that D.J. Carrasco is on his way back I really don’t feel too comfortable knowing that Batista, Manny Acosta, and D.J. Carrasco are all available to pitch. The percentages show that we are going to have to see at least one of them much more frequently.
Chris Capuano’s 4-0, 18 2/3 scoreless inning streak, and 2.21 ERA looks pretty good right now.