CWS: Quality starting pitchers

By Eric Sorenson - June 17, 2006

Today's two starters are about as high in quality as it gets here in the CWS. Rice's Eddie Degerman, he of the hurky-jerky over-the-top motion, comes in with 13-1, 1.81 numbers. You can't argue that. Brooks Brown is probably a little better than his stats show. He was the 34th overall pick in last week's Major League Draft, but his numbers are just 8-4, 4.10. Then again, with the bats he faced in the SEC, that's a little expected.

Now, as I write this, Degerman has walked the first two batters of the second inning, and loaded them up with another walk, putting himself behind the 8-ball right away.

Home plate umpire Darrel Mason really seems to be squeezing the zone so far.

Another thing to keep in mind; the wind is blowing out once again today. So while I'm regaling these pitchers, the hitters will have that as an advantage... until the weather changes again.

Posted by Eric Sorenson at 02:18 PM on June 17, 2006

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