Jury out on Waters
Sometimes, you learn more about an inexperienced pitcher by what happens after he faces some adversity than you might during the best performance of his life. Chris Waters got bounced around in the first inning like me in a stairwell, but give him some credit for not collapsing like one of those lawn chairs I have to buy by the dozen.
His pitching line's not going to look good regardless -- especially after Ian Kinsler took him deep in the fourth -- but he's not the first guy to get tagged for a couple of home runs on an August afternoon at the Yards.
He's out after throwing 90 pitches (56 strikes) and giving up six runs -- five of them on two swings -- and Randor Bierd is warming up for the fifth with the game tied at six. Stay tuned.