On Tuesday night, the Frederick Keys played the Carolina Mud Cats. Although this does not grab many Baltimore Orioles fans’ attention, what should grab their attention is that Dylan Bundy got the start for Keys’ in his sixth start with the team.
When Bundy made the move from Aberdeen to Frederick, he got roughed up a bit by opponents’ batters. In his first three starts with the Keys, he gave up 12 total runs, 15 hits and only struck out six batters.
Looking at these statistics, many people were questioning if Bundy would ever get back to his old dominant ways of pitching or if the Tommy John Surgery ultimately messed up his delivery for good.
Luckily for these doubters of Bundy, their concerns have been silenced because of his past three starts.
Since his start on July 16th, Bundy has only allowed two total runs, 13 hits and struck out nine batters. It is easy to see that he has settled down after a couple of rough “go-arounds.” Bundy’s quality start on Tuesday exemplifies this well.
He pitched 4 1/3 innings in his start and although he did not earn the win, he did not allow a single run to score in his start. Bundy only gave up five hits, did not walk a single batter, and struck out an impressive seven batters during the night.
The more impressive statistic is that Bundy threw 73 pitches on Tuesday and 51 of those pitches were strikes. It is easy to see that he has gained a sense of the strike zone again and is wasting little time while on the mound by going right after batters.
It is easy to see… Bundy is back! And soon he will be back in Baltimore throwing for the Orioles. The question is,”When?”