Talkin’ Bout the Bartender

“The Seattle Mariners have given us plenty of reasons to watch them lately, from the resurrection of Raul Ibañez’s slugging percentage to Brad Miller’s major league debut, resplendent with two doubles, two walks, and two stolen bases in his first three games.

These are the kinds of small sample sizes that, while enjoyable, invite us to get a little carried away. Consider Tom Wilhelmsen, who had retired the last eight batters he’s faced entering play Wedneaday, striking out four and pitching 2 2/3 innings without a single baserunner. It’s a comforting sign from the right-hander, who tarnished a pristine start to the season with two blown saves, eight hits, seven walks, and 10 earned runs in the first half of June.”

Full post at Prospect Insider here.