Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Fields down, Zeid up

Josh Fields has been optioned to Oklahoma City, and Josh Zeid has been recalled from OKC to take his bullpen spot. 

Fields' struggles for the past two weeks are well-documented.  Since April 23 Fields has pitched in five games. He has faced 26 batters and retired just nine of them. In those 3IP, he has allowed 14H/14ER, 4K:3BB with a .765 BABIP, 16.7% HR/FB rate, 42.00 ERA to go alongside an 8.78 FIP and 7.01 xFIP. In other words, this is an overdue visit to a farm in Connecticut.

Zeid, meanwhile, is racking it up at OKC. In his last six outings (5.2IP) he has allowed 1H/0ER, 8K:0BB and has a 2.19 ERA/0.97 WHIP on the season.


The Batguy said...

I agree that Fields needs to head to the farm to figure things out, but I do want to point this out, lest anyone say Porter was dumb for trying to make Fields a closer:

1st 9 games pitched: 2.00 ERA, .129 AVG, 0.89 WHIP. 11.0 K/9.

No one could have expected his next three outings.

Masked Marvel said...

I concur. Screams mechanics or injury to me. More likely mechanics, given his... uh... max effort delivery.