Werner was throwing strike-one to almost everyone last night. He did get lucky on some lasers hit right at people, but I like him. He also looks a lot like Clayton Richard, though he’s obviously a lot shorter.
Vin Scully was terrific last night, perfect call.
Comment by lester bangs — September 4, 2012 @ 1:06 pm
MLB.tv is so nice for this. Watching the replay and I really like him. I had flagged him earlier in the year based on his GB tendencies but knew nothing about him. The change is a really nice pitch, the SO of Victorino in the first inning was just brilliant. It does look like he slows down his arm speed on the slow curve, though, and so far in this game they’re really not offering at it.
You should do another article on him, Bill. Turns out he was undrafted out of the mighty University of Indianapolis and pitched two years in the indy leagues before zooming to San Diego in under two seasons, and he’s 25. He’s already one of the most successful former Indy League starters who can stay a starter.
All of us in Andrew’s extended family from Willow St., PA know how proud his grandfather Harold is of his success.
Comment by Herb Werner, Jr — September 17, 2012 @ 7:40 am
I Bill, your article is very positive regarding Andrew Werner. If you’re correct in your assessment of his ability as a pitcher, then the A’s are really fortunate to have him. Everyone who commented above seemed to agree with you.