July 12, 2008


A little late with this post.  I have been looking forward to this game since I heard Herrera was going to start.  I have been anxious to see what he can do at the MLB level and whether he has any staying power. 

A few years ago I got to see him pitch in a televised game, when I heard the Pirates signed him I was excited.  Unfortunately, he has lost a few MPH on his pitches, or the radar gun was poorly calibrated for the game I saw.

The one thing I noticed about him was how effectively he changed speed with a ton of movement on his pitches.

Normally, I don't remember individual players when I watch international games, but he was impressive.  Lets hope he can be as impressive for the Pirates and have some staying power in this rotation, or should we say MASH unit.

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