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Blue Jays recall Kyle Drabek from Triple-A despite 7.44 ERA

Sep 6, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

Kyle Drabek pitching

Kyle Drabek’s rookie season got off to a great start, as he tossed seven innings of one-run ball on April 2, but the 23-year-old right-hander posted a 6.17 ERA in his next 13 outings and was demoted to Triple-A in mid-June.

Drabek was even worse at Triple-A, throwing 75 innings with a ghastly 7.44 ERA and nearly as many walks (41) as strikeouts (45), but today the Blue Jays decided to call him back up.

Drabek remains a promising player and the former first-round pick acquired from the Phillies in the Roy Halladay trade is still a big part of the Blue Jays’ plans, but whether he’s been pitching hurt or is simply a mess mechanically it doesn’t make much sense to give him anything but mop-up action down the stretch.

  1. dirtyharry1971 - Sep 6, 2011 at 10:32 PM

    in otherwords the jays got RIPPED OFF big time in the Halladay deal. Another bluejay prospect BUST, YIKES!!

    • cur68 - Sep 6, 2011 at 11:11 PM

      Easy there ‘harry. Getting too invested in the fortunes of your favorite team can be bad for your health. Just ease up a bit in your concern for the Beaver Wrestlers, mmmkay? Drabek is just a kid. Like Nolan Ryan at the same age and Harry LeRoy Halladay III as well, the kid needs tome to find his control and harness his power pitches. There’s always next season to look forward to, lil buddy.

  2. dirtyharry1971 - Sep 6, 2011 at 11:54 PM

    you heard it here first, drabeck will never amount to anything and noway will snyder, both are BUSTS

    • cur68 - Sep 7, 2011 at 12:19 AM

      Aww, your suffering about young Drabek is hard for me to hear. Tell you what, why don’t we just wait and see, eh? Lots of good pitchers started out poorer than Drabek and came around. You can believe in something ‘harry. It’s ok. The world really is a good and fair place sometimes, you know. It’s ok to have hope, no one could think less of you for it.

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