Originally posted on Friarhood  |  Last updated 8/26/12
Casey Kelly is pitching Monday. In case you didn’t know. Last year it was Rizzo-mania. But Rizzo fizzled. Do we really need a name for this year’s version of the “one of the key pieces in the Adrian Gonzalez trade is on the Padres”-mania? Monday will be something special, either way.First, what can we expect from the 6’3”, 200-pound right hander? For one thing, the Padres aren’t doing him any favors. Kelly will face the Atlanta Braves, who hold a 3-1 season series edge and have won 10 of the last 16 meetings between the 2 teams. Kelly will face Paul Maholm who shut down the Padres when the teams last met. So, if he doesn’t get the “W” there is probably no need to freak out. The scouting reports on Kelly are well-known. For expediency’s sake, we can summarize Kelly as an athletic, minimum effort pitcher. He works down on the zone with a sinking fastball in the low-90’s. When he is on, he will spot a plus-changeup and a 12-6 curveball. He will be looking for groundballs as his K/9 ratio
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Todd Frazier gives Yankees first lead of series with 3-run home run

Nuggets to sign Richard Jefferson, waive Jameer Nelson

Dirk Koetter 'extremely' concerned about 2016 1st-rounder, Vernon Hargreaves

Former teammate on Andrew Luck: 'He's not close, in my mind'

Joe Maddon delivers classic quote about not pitching Wade Davis in Game 2

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

NFL insists Ezekiel Elliott suspension is ‘in place’ until further notice

Report: Cavs will honor Kyrie Irving with video tribute on opening night

Giants expected to reinstate Rodgers-Cromartie in Week 7

Teddy Bridgewater to reportedly be taken off PUP, practice

Ex-BC football player says he has video proof of X-rated recruiting parties

Hue Jackson hints DeShone Kizer may start Week 7

The 'Sure do hope you have a backup plan in place' quiz

Tale of the Tape: National League Championship Series

Sports & Politics Intersect: White House looms large over sports world for another week

The 'A butcher, a Baker, a touchdown maker' quiz

Tale of the tape: American League Championship Series

What's trending up, down so far in the NFL

Three Up, Three Down: Divisional Series brings both luck and heartbreak

The 'Adrian Peterson hopes to rise from the ashes in Phoenix' quiz

College football 2017 Week 7 predictions

Nikola Jokic: A throwback superstar for the modern era

NFL Week 6 predictions

The 'Help wanted: Supervising manager' quiz

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

The 'Sure do hope you have a backup plan in place' quiz

Tale of the Tape: National League Championship Series

Sports & Politics Intersect: White House looms large over sports world for another week

The 'A butcher, a Baker, a touchdown maker' quiz

Tale of the tape: American League Championship Series

Three Up, Three Down: Divisional Series brings both luck and heartbreak

The 'Adrian Peterson hopes to rise from the ashes in Phoenix' quiz

What's trending up, down so far in the NFL

NFL Week 6 predictions

Nikola Jokic: A throwback superstar for the modern era

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker