Inman allowed two earned runs in four innings tonight.
First of four games I'll be attending with the Marauders in Tampa against the hated Yankees. OK, maybe these aren't THE hated Yankees, but they do have a silly "TY" (Tampa Yankees) on their hats that is a bit annoying. As in the last couple game reports I've had, the pitching was much more interesting than the hitting, so let's start there.
Jeff Inman started tonight and really impressed me. As you may know, Inman was drafted in 2009, signed late, pitched all of 4 innings that year and none at all last year. He's 23 this season so age-wise, he wasn't rushed to be in Bradenton, but experience-wise, it seems like it should be a challenge for him. He has been quite successful so far this year, with a 1.64 ERA in 22 innings coming into tonight's start.
Inman consistently threw in the 91-92 range, getting stronger as the game went on to hit 94 (and I believe 95 once) in the 4th. His fastball has natural downward action -- ...