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Tale of the Tape: Sheets brings the heat

Updated: May 19, 2007, 10:04 AM ET
By Tom Herrera | Special to ESPN.com

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Ben Sheets, SP, MIL - Sheets gave us his first dominant start of the season when he struck out eight Phillies on Thursday. With great location of his fastball at a velocity of up to 96 mph (a positive indication of shoulder strength), Sheets constantly worked ahead, even aggressively working 0-2 counts. He threw a great curveball which he used as a backdoor pitch for strikes or got hitters to chase it out of the zone.

Felix Hernandez, SP, SEA - I wouldn't be discouraged ...

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