Reverend Redbird

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The battle for the 5th starter’s job begins

Posted by The Right Reverend on February 27, 2006

Ponson, Reyes

(Photo from http://www.stltoday.com)

I’m sure they are just having a friendly chat, but Reyes looks like he’s gettin’ into it a little with Ponson. Note the finger coming out of the glove, very subtle Anthony. (You wanna piece of me fatty?!)

MLB.com’s Matthew Leach covers the first workout– 

“Both men got in close to a full workout, though Ponson’s 40-pitch workout ended up being cut to 35. Reyes, the rookie, has more electrifying stuff than the veteran Ponson, but in the very early going, Ponson has showed better location and command.”  

It’s still early, and there will be a lot more battling going on between the two, but I guess you can say it was at least a minor victory here for Ponson. Maybe it was due to the rain during the throwing session, because Reyes has demonstrated excellent command in his career thus far. (10.36 K’s per 9 verses 2.03 BB per 9, 1.09 WHIP in MiLB career) Ponson has been a lot messier. (5.42 K per 9 verses 3.01 BB per 9, 1.44 WHIP during MLB career.)

 

One Response to “The battle for the 5th starter’s job begins”

  1. matty fred said

    That picture is priceless!

    Dunc’s predilection for “command and control” seems to help Ponson if things continue this way I bet.

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