More Micah Owings (a couple of days late)
I have been following Diamondbacks rookie pitcher, Micah Owings, since he was drafted from Tulane, the university I attended. Micah has been kind of like the little girl with the little curl in the nursery rhyme: When he’s good, he’s very, very good, and when he’s bad, he’s horrid. Before Tuesday night’s game, his outings over the previous month had all resulted in losses, or no-decisions, and the last couple of starts, in particular, were painful to watch. However, on Tuesday night, as the Diamondbacks struggle to keep their lead for the NL West pennant over the Padres, Micah pitched a GEM. It was a complete game two-hit shutout. Him giving the entire bullpen a day of rest proved to be extremely valuable last night, as Doug Davis only went 4 2/3 innings, and we needed four relief pitchers, plus Valverde as closer, to pull out the win.
I’m going to ask for a Owings jersey for Christmas.