Mike Minor isnt going to lose the job this spring.
No way. Not the way hes pitching.
Forget about being the fifth starter, Minor is a sure bet to clinch the No. 4 spot in the Atlanta Braves Opening Day rotation, a year after starting the season in Triple-A.
Armed with more experience, more confidence and more determination, Minor has been their best starter this spring.
Hes been one of the best pitchers in baseball in Florida or Arizona. Minor hasnt been scored on in 14 innings this month. No other pitcher in baseball with more than 11 innings can make that claim.
Minor doesnt have any wins, but thats not his fault. Thats a burden shouldered by Atlantas offense more than anything hes done.
Check out Minors stats.
He has struck out 10 batters and allowed only seven hits and five walks in his 14 innings. His ERA is 0.00, which was not tough to figure out. His WHIP is 0.86 and opponents are hitting only .156 against him.
I just really didnt know where I was going...