Game 1 starter after finishing on a terror, striking out 36 batters in his final three starts and walking just three. Has cut walks from 4.6 per nine in 2009 to 3.6 to 2.6. Went 10-2, 3.00 at home, 7-8, 4.05 on the road. Throws fastball, slider and curve. Can swing the bat a bit: .218 career hitter with nine home runs.