One of the 13 balls was after an 0-2 count and a foul ball that went over the left handed batter's head. The next pitch was a low and away breaker for a swinging strike three. It was a nice command and control moment.
Not sure if the catcher told him to hit the bull, or if he did it on his own.
5 perfect innings, 7 K’s, 41 of 54 pitches for strikes. Not a single ball hit in the air in fair territory; 8 ground outs to go with the 7 K’s. That’s what you call finishing your regular season with a bang.
Rom closes his AA season with a 3.83 ERA In September, he threw 14 scoreless innings, allowing 5 hits and 1 walk, striking out 18.
No one argued that the line played crappy. The criticism of his passing has been exactly what I stated.
I think he does some impressive stuff but also think he’s makes stupid mistakes and untimely blunders like this game.
The 2 fumbles hurt big time. The third that everyone wants to dismiss is an indecisive error IMO. The RB has to secure the ball if it’s handed off. If Lamar decides too late to keep then tries to pull it back in and causes a fumble we should blame the RB?
Either way, I’ve stated my preferences in the past. I don’t need to do so again and guys here mentioning Flacco won’t cause me to do it either. Joe was done when he left here and it was time for a change.
I don’t think the Ravens ever win the big one with Jackson. I’ll be shocked and happy if they do. But to me the mistakes like the ones in the last game are obviously a problem and caused by the fact that he wants to run the ball and that’s his preference. A number of his sacks are also for that very reason.