He actually was credited with giving up two hits.
Yes, but the idea of DIPS comes into play here IMO. He hit a grounder to short, that's an out 99.9% of the time.
If Pea**** comes in with nobody on, the game is 3-0 right now. Slaten has been beyond terrible this year, how do you defend his outing tonight? Wow, 0.1IP and a 6 WHIP at that rate, what a beast.
Confirmation bias? You think he's terrible, you see what you want to see. Let's see what his WHIP is after one third of a freaking inning, that's smart. I'm telling you what happened. A single, a grounder to short that's almost always an out, and a strikeout. That's a 1 IP, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K inning most of the time.