John and Ricky did a majority of the pitching for us last year. If we had a big game we needed to win, one of those two guys were the ones we looked to. Replacing seven starters is not going to be easy.
He struggled a little with his control also, but managed to avoid getting hurt by the walks. It is still early in the season and our pitchers are a little inexperienced. In time, they are going to get better and be around the plate more.
Getting an early lead was important. We needed our kids to believe that we could get to Roth. He is a very accomplished pitcher. We were looking to scratch out runs any way we could. That one run provided us with a bit of confidence and momentum.