Last night’s loss wasn’t a pretty one for Rafael Soriano and when you look at his season numbers, 2-2 with a 5.01 ERA, 17 K’s, 12 BB’s, there doesn’t look like too much to be happy about.
However, despite the ugliness of last night Soriano has actually been doing quite well lately. Entering last night’s game he had held batters to just one run on two hits and one walk over 7.1 innings while striking out six.
Obviously small sample sizes come into play here, but it is important to remember that he has been doing a good job of late. Last night wasn’t another April appearance that he pouted through while his indifference cost them the game. No Coco Crisp isn’t the one you want to see walking off the Yankees, but he was hot last night and Soriano just made a bad pitch. These things happen.
I’ll be the first to jump on Soriano for the crap he pulled back in April, but last night was just one of those things. It happens, no pitchers are perfect.