Roughed Up But Still Standing
Jeff Niemann showed me something last night.
I love to see a pitcher take a punch to the gut and remain standing as Niemann did Monday night against the Blue Jays by surviving a five-run second to give the Rays 6 1/3 innings.
So many times it seems that once a pitcher gets damaged, his will gets broken. Not Niemann. He took the shot and kept getting after the Blue Jays. He now has 12 wins this season and I believe his 12th victory was his best performance to date.