Broken bats: at least 1
GIF-worthy swings induced: multiple
(seriously, if anyone can make an animated .gif of that incredible swing Brian McCann took early in the game, we'll be forever in your debt plus we'll post it on the bolg and give you full credit and a high-five. It was incredible. I think he almost tore his ACL. Which would be cool with me because then he'd be off the Braves and the Eagles could sign him)
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But the numbers don't tell the whole story. To best summarize Roy's appearance last night, here's Tuffy Gosewich, career minor league catcher and first ballot awesome-name-Hall-of-Famer:
"It's pretty disgusting," he said.
That about sums it up. Thanks Tuffy!
But then he said this:
"You've got Roy, who has proven what he can do, probably the best pitcher in the game right now, and you've got Kyle, who's got enough talent to probably do the same thing."
Whoa. Whoa. Easy there fella. A sinker ball and a junior varsity Roy beard does not a Cy Young pitcher make.