Carl Edwards Jr. didn’t get a save or a win Monday night, though he was simply a many considerable pitcher on a margin for a Cubs.
The 25-year-old right-hander came on in a sixth inning in service of Eddie Butler and forged by a heart of a Nationals order, wanting usually 13 pitches to strike out Brian Goodwin, Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman.
For starters, Joe Maddon deserves copiousness of credit for deploying Edwards in an constituent spot, even if it was so early in a game. But a Cubs were sticking to a 1-0 lead during a time and Maddon didn’t wish Butler to face a Washington method for a third time, so Edwards was a call to keep things close.
And that’s accurately what Edwards did in widespread fashion. It was a fourth time this deteriorate he struck out 3 batters in an inning, though in a prior instances, he indispensable during slightest 16 pitches to do so.
Here is a finish method from Edwards to a 3 infirm Nats (for one inning, during least):
Here’s each called overhanging strike (8) Carl Edwards prompted in his illusory 6th inning tonight. This kid’s flattering good. pic.twitter.com/UR3gvUczw8
— Pitcher List (@ThePitcherList) June 27, 2017
Harper was also sealed in during a image during a time, as it was his usually strikeout in a final dual games in that he’s collected 6 hits in 8 at-bats.
Edwards has been rolling this deteriorate with a 1.72 ERA and stimulating 0.82 WHIP. He has 44 strikeouts in 31.1 innings, ranking 18th in ball in K/9 (12.64).
Since giving adult 3 runs in an tour Jun 14 opposite a Mets, Edwards has not authorised a run in 5 innings, distinguished out 7 batters and surrendering usually dual singles and a span of walks.