Despite posting a season ERA of 2.85 with Indianapolis, Casey Sadler has seen his share of struggles since returning from Pittsburgh in mid-June. In his past six starts, he has allowed at least seven hits in all of them. In addition, in the 36.1 innings over this stretch, he has allowed 18 runs. Prior to this, he allowed 18 runs in the 61.2 innings leading up to the promotion.
With this struggle in mind, Sadler has two reasons for the slide. The first is falling behind in the count. Since returning in mid-June, Sadler has chalked up 12 of his 21 season walks.
“The last couple games have not been great,” Sadler said. “I just have to get back to not waiting until 1-0 and 2-0 to attack hitters. I have maybe been nibbling a little too much in the last couple outings.”
As for what has ...
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