A quick review of Cade Cavalli's start at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday. The final line for NGN's top-rated Nats prospect: 6IP, 3R, 8H, 4K, 5BB.
He didn't have his A stuff, but somehow managed a quality start against a good lineup.
Half of the hits he allowed comprised of a bunt single and THREE choppers over the infield, because apparently this game was played on concrete.
He finished stronger than he started.
Glove-side command was pretty good.
They were clearly working on arm-side fastballs, a noted issue, and he barely threw any changeups if any. It seemed like a day to work on weaknesses, so the final line is not surprising.
Five walks in six innings is bad no matter how you slice it.
Didn't throw the breaking ball for strikes as often as he has been recently.
Got bailed out with two outs recorded on 3-0 pitches, plus another wiped out on the bases thanks to Donovan Casey's rocket arm.
Was behind in the count so regularly that he barely got to use his secondary stuff.