Thursday, July 16, 2009
New Joba Commercial
Looks like Joba's in a new commercial for Powerade, which is pretty cool, but perhaps powerade should wait until he gets his ERA under 4, or can pitch more than 5 innings at a time before they air it. The sad thing is that he had a stretch of about 5 games where he pitched well. 4 quality starts where he pitched at least 6 innings, and one outing where he went 8 innings and allowing just 2 runs. Will he be able to get back to that? I don't know. You have to wonder with his velocity is as a starter, if he'll ever be able to be a front line starter. He certainly won't be able to if he can't pitch past the 4th, and the only way he can do that is if he can avoid getting lit up in the first couple innings. I say we give him a year before we judge whether he needs to be out of the rotation or not. Maybe he can right the ship and show that he's a front line starter, or maybe he'll reveal that he's been injured his last few starts, or maybe, just maybe we'll find out he wasn't cut out to be a starter after all. Either way, a year is more than enough time to judge his work.