Tonight: 4 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K’s.
Akin’s pitch count got out of whack in a protracted second inning that featured a leadoff throwing error by Ruiz and a particularly egregious dropped fly ball by Stewart that would have been the third out of the inning. A much longer inning than it needed to be.
That said, Akin wasn’t that sharp tonight, especially with his breaking stiff. He missed middle-middle several times and paid the price. When he hit his spots, he was effective.