One thing I did not mention on Saturday was the performance of Seth Etherton. The veteran right-hander tossed two scoreless innings against the Rangers.
“That was the cleanest part of the game,” Arizona manager Bob Melvin said of Etherton’s innings. “Cuts it a little
bit, sinks it a little bit, really clean delivery, great understanding of his
mechanics and where the ball is going. He was impressive today.”
Melvin was then asked if Etherton, who pitched just 9 1/3 innings last year in Independent ball after undergoing “Tommy John” surgery in June of 2007, was a candidate to make the team.
“Who knows?” Melvin said. “We do have some spots open. The thing about our camp is we have quite a few guys that are competing for a couple of spots and we’re being open minded for guys that have a chance to impress us and he did today. So we’ll see.”