Monday, March 09, 2009
Merkin Valdez followed Howry to the mound. He was not nearly as sharp as he was on Friday and could only last 1/3 of an inning. His control was WAY off and there didn't seem to be as much zip on his pitches. Merkin gave up 2 runs on 2 hits, including a triple and 2 walks. He also threw a wild pitch and hit a batter. Like I said.......little to no control. Hopefully he was just having a bad day and there is nothing physically wrong with him. Merkin needs to have a healthy season for once.