The AA/AAA reliever the Cardinals lost to San Francisco in the Rule V draft had a rough outing today in a game he *might* have had to pitch well in.
His line:0.2 INN, 3 H, 1 R, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR
Overall this spring, though, he has been very good:
4.09 ERA, 11 INN, 11 H, 5 ER, 5 BB, 10 K, 3 for 4 in saves
Right now, the Giants pen is looking like it will consist of:
That leaves 2 spots open. One likely for another lefty(Alex Hinshaw) and another for a righty, quite possibly Perdomo.
Osiris Matos and Merkin Valdez(injured) seem to be Perdomo's competition. I thought I read somewhere that Matos could be hurt as well which means Perdomo will probably make the team. Otherwise, it'll come down to the last day.
We can talk all day about how not protecting Perdomo and instead protecting Scherer might have been a very poor move but if the Cardinals can get him back, I'll be excited.
Perdomo has pitched extremely well for a guy with zero AAA experience and very little AA experience. He could turn into a very good late inning reliever or good trade bait for the Cardinals. We've seen the value of relief prospects shoot up of late with the Kevin Gregg, Mark DeRosa and Khalil Greene deals.