Pat Overholt with another solid outing

While I’ve previously expressed a differing opinion than the Phillies on Pat Overholt’s role, he continues to impress, with an 8 inning gem tonight. He allowed 6 hits and 1 walk to go with his 3 strikeouts. More impressively, he logged 14 ground ball outs against only 6 fly outs. Here are his game logs this season

4/5: 4.2 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 4 K
4/11: 5.0 IP, 3 ER, 7 H, 2 BB, 3 K
4/16: 5.2 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 7 K
4/21: 8.0 IP, 0 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 3 K

Here are his GB: FB numbers in those starts

4/5: 4 GB, 6 FB
4/11:  11 GB,  1 FB
4/16: 8 GB, 0 FB
4/21: 14 GB, 6 FB

Add that up, he’s registered 37 GB outs to only 13 FB outs, good for almost a 3 to 1 ratio. If he continues to pitch along those lines, and can keep his walks down, he’ll likely experience success as a starter. While I do tend to worry about starting pitchers who don’t miss bats, if he’s getting weak contact, it’s not quite as big an issue.

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  1. It was a very nice start for Pat Overholt, and the team needed it. The Reds had their ace Carlos Fisher against him who came into the game having given up only one run in 19.0 innings of work. Fisher made it through six more scoreless innings before being pulled, and the Threshers got the win as Overholt kept the Reds offense tied down.

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