Great find by PW:
Look, I know it’s better for a player to have a successful spring outing than an unsuccessful spring outing. But, for perspective’s sake, let me make a subtle point.
Derek Lowe’s line: 4.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K, (6 groundotus)
Rewind one year and five days.
Derek Lowe: 4.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K (6 groundouts)
Without a ROE yesterday, they’d have been the exact same line. Seriously.
And let's hope he starts out this year with the same fire that he started last season. We just have to hope he can keep it up all season and not let the blisters affect him (wherever they may pop up).