Tommy Kahnle steps up as Rockies' more detailed
That old Little League adage is a top notch fit for Tommy Kahnle, The Rockies' beefy reliever who has entered into the closer role, At least for the moment.
Kahnle obtained his chance Friday night, On the mans 26th birthday. One particular 6 foot 1, 235 pound right hander taped the first save of his career, Shutting down the excellent and striking out National League MVP candidate Bryce Harper to end the game.
"He's got of the same quality of stuff as any guy in the league, Catcher Nick Hundley said Saturday prior to Rockies took on the Nationals in Game 2 of the three game series. "If you have a power guy on the mound, Generally you just go with power on power,
Kahnle took down Harper with a 97 mph fastball associated with an 89 mph changeup. It's a one two punch that Rockies officer Walt Weiss likes.
"I think if we get in that issue again tonight, Tommy will be all over, Weiss said sunday. "During the last week or so, The plan was to combine in that ninth inning and play matchups who's the freshest, All of those ideas are a factor.
Involved: Stephen Strasburg dominant for excellent in return from DL, Is better than Rockies"But I have wanted to see Tommy in that ninth inning. Optimistic next step for him. He showed up effectively last night, So we will give him programs. I'm may not be compulsory committing to anything, But I think the way Tommy performed yesterday, He gets a trial,
The Rockies struck gold with Adam Ottavino as their closer early in the summer season before he had season ending Tommy John surgery. Then John Axford stepped into the role and pitched well un til faltering throughout the last month.
Kahnle, 0 0 by way of 2.60 ERA in 27 innings entering weekend, Said he approaches his job much like, It doesn't matter if it's the seventh inning or the ninth.
"I attempt to avoid let anything affect how I pitch, Kahnle mentioned. "I just just go and attack hitters,
Hiding the faith. Carlos Gonzalez' go ahead grand slam in the eighth inning Friday night at Nationals Park symbolized his surge in production and power during the last three months.
From original day to May 12, Consignments batted only.188 among two homers and six RBIs. Consequently, He'd hit.316 with 21 homers and 54 RBIs entering sat.
Weiss is not astonished at the turnaround.
"It's in excess of what he's in his prime; Really just hitting his prime in regards to baseball, Weiss said of the 29 years old right fielder. "The guy is so qualified, And it's not like his skills were becoming less, Tanker Saunders, The colorado Post
Since he started the season with Double A New Britain, Flande made a great progress way. He's really more of a long reducer than a starter, But he's done well plugging a hole in the Rockies' turn. In his last start he was best, Authorizing two runs and four hits in five innings at St. Louis. Scherzer, The entire Nationals' ace, Lost the battle three earned runs and four hits, Walking three and vivid out nine in six innings of Washington's 5 4 victory over Arizona on Tuesday. He to become a strikeout machine this season, Whiffing six in excess in 10 of his past 11 starts.