While it wasn’t a jaw-dropping performance, Jenrry Mejia had himself quite a second start when he dropped a 3-2 decision on Wednesday night to the Miami Marlins.
Although he didn’t receive the win, Mejia battled in an out of trouble (after giving up three runs in the second and third innings) and looked poised while on the mound. Mejia now has two quality starts under his belt after coming off the DL with elbow inflammation last week. After two starts, Mejia is now 1-1 with a 2.07 ERA and 1.07 WHIP. Mejia has also 11 strikeouts to just one walk in 13 innings pitched.
So, with Mejia pitching this well, it begs the question: Where does he stand in the rotation going forward?
After being yo-yoed between the rotation and the bullpen for most of his professional career, Mejia has the looks of a pitcher who feels comfortable being part of a staff.
Although he’s had a history of various injuries, Mejia appears to be blossoming into the pitcher we all thought he could become. His recent suc...