Friday, March 20, 2009

Peavy to make semi-final start for Team USA

Jake Peavy hasn't had the best time during the WBC, getting a no decision in the team's come from behind win over Candada in Game 1 and getting hammered by Venezuela for six runs in Team USA's 11-1 loss.

Back out west, Peavy has a chance to pitch in a park he's very familiar with, not to mention a park he's had tremendous success in. Team USA will face Japan tonight at Dodger Stadium to decide who goes on to the WBC Championship game. Jake will need to show just how dominant he can be as a starter, throw strikes, get outs and get run support. If Team USA can give Peavy the run support, I have no doubt that Jake will take care of the rest.

Peavy will need to keep his emotions in check. He can be fired up, he can be confident and ready to go, but don't be too over confident because once that happens, he starts to overthrow pitches which will get him into trouble.

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