Yes, Gaudin. Don't know about Broderick. We haven't seen him enough.
It still entitles that Balester is a better pitcher [in the majors for now] and should be given more of a chance than Broderick. Broderick was brought up here because of, what seems to be, his options (or whatever). If that's the case, having him pitch up here is a greater risk since we do not have anything to fall back on except for one great year in AA. Balester has pitched very well in the MAJORS! I'm just saying that not having Balester up was a dumb move from the beginning. It's useless to freak out over this game pitched by Balester because we at least have the stats to look back on to see that a game like this is unusual. Plus he gave up a homerun to Pujols. That's not the same thing as giving up a homerun to Punto or some other random nobody (but it is the same outcome
). Unless he continues to stink it up, I am not going to call for his head. I am merely saying that Balesters freak out period isn't here yet and that this was just a bad outing by a decent pitcher.
for the record: I think Broderick has been pitching well as of late so I am fine with him for a bit.