definitely something to watch going forward, but this doesn't sound terribly different then what Latos dealt with a couple of years ago, I'm guessing that was when he was pitching only 56 innings in consecutive years. So hopefully he overcomes this with rest. I'm thrilled that what I considered a near-lock (Kelly debuting with the Pads this year) is still in the cards.
The DP's were harsh last night. Hard to watch when they start being predictable (runner on 1st... here it comes). Really wish Kotsay would have caught that ball though they definitely deserved to lose.
I've liked what I've seen in Bass' starts in his young major league career. Don't think he has #2 type upside, but not back-of-the rotation type either. Not sure his changeup is something he can use whenever, he stole a strike 1 with it which seemed like a good use. His FB velocity is above-average and his control of it I'd say is about average at this point. Really liked how he complimented his fastball with his slider. Wouldn't mind seeing them give him a ton of starts the rest of the way, and potentially used as trade-bait next off-season. A lot of that depends on how the pen develops with their core now and the high minor guys that could establish themselves in the meantime.