To be fair, if Pudge would have at least tried to get the "wild pitch" Stammen wouldn't have given up a run in an inning and a third.
It was a wild pitch. 3 hits and 3 walks in 1 and 2/3 innings is not the catcher's problem. The wild pitch was after Stammen loaded the bases. In the end, he yielded 2 ERs over 44 pitches in 1.2 innings, compared to Livo who only yielded 3 in 6.1 innings. Stammen has skills, but it fascinates me how he gets hyped, especially by certain reporters, as being deserving of a rotation spot, while an experienced veteran who has been delivering all season is so often not even mentioned as being in the mix going forward. I really don't know where all this pitching that Stan Kasten keeps talking about is hiding, but he has certainly convinced a lot of the reporters that it has arrived. I'm excited to see it. Must be around somewhere, but it's been well masked by the band of AAA hurlers we've been showcasing.