Stolmy Pimentel gave up one run in five innings the other night.
Stolmy Pimentel came to the Pirates organization this off-season in the Joel Hanrahan trade with lots of question marks. Not long ago, he was a highly regarded pitching prospect. Then the Double-A Eastern League happened, with Pimentel posting a 9.12 and 4.59 ERA in 2011 and 2012 respectively. Now on his third tour of the league with Altoona, Pimentel is pitching a lot better, and on Thursday night had has third consecutive good start to begin the season. Since I haven’t had a chance to catch Pimentel live yet, below is breakdown of his Thursday start.
My typical disclaimer before getting started: Since I’m relying on video, I don’t have my typical vantage from behind home plate and I’m without the benefit of a radar gun. Pimentel throws three pitches, and they are pretty easy to identify, however. According to reports from this game, his fastball was hitting as high as 96, which has been common for him this year.