Jon Garland might just be turning it on at the right time. That or getting extra time to prepare for today’s game after a two and a half hour rain delay at the beginning of the game.
The Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher, who was consistently part of trade rumors, came out and pitched what was probably his best game of the season. He went nine innings for a complete game 5-2 victory over the New York Mets.
Garland only had one inning where he stumbled a bit. Clearly Garland is comfortable pitching away from Chase Field. It’s been the homes games that have been a stumbling block for him.
Hopefully Garland can finish this season strong and head into 2010 with a secured spot in the rotation. Unless the Dbacks make any major moves and he falls completely apart, I expect the real Jon Garland to step up and provide the Dbacks with more consistent efforts like today’s at Citi Field in New York.