The recently promoted 22 year old Jeremy Hellickson made his debut Friday night in a 3-2 victory over the Norfolk Tides. Hellickson picked up the win going 6 innings, striking out 6 while walking 3. He allowed 2 runs on 5 hits, one of which was a double.
If you read between the lines, it was a better performance than the stat line indicates. Hellickson peppered the zone with 71 of 103 pitches going for strikes. 15 of those strikes were of the swing and miss variety. He also worked ahead of 18 of the 27 hitters he faced.
14.6% Swinging Strikes