PASA: Eaton

This series, Pitchers and Stomach Aches, is based on my new feature on, Decade's Worst Individual Pitching Performaces, otherwise know as DWIPP.

Adam Eaton: “I threw a couple of pitches down the middle that he normally would’ve hit out.” -Adam Thomas Eaton.

Well, you all guessed it. Number one on the Decade’s Worst Individual Pitching Performances is the one and only Adam Eaton.

Forever remembered around the baseball world as the player who cut himself opening a DVD, Eaton was originally drafted by the Phillies in the first round of the 1996 draft and later traded for Andy Ashby. In the 2006-2007 off season, Pat Gillick signed the free agent to 3 year $24.5 million deal.

In 2007, Eaton was 10-10 with a 6.29 ERA and 1.63 WHIP in 161.2 innings. He gave up 192 hits, including 30 home runs. Batters hit .302 against him.

At Citizen’s Bank Park his ERA approached 7. In the month of July, his ERA was 11.93.

He didn’t have much of any other pitch to accompany his fastball, which he failed to locate many times. Eaton had a 6.10 ERA and 1.64 WHIP during his two year tenure with the Phillies.

Ruben Amaro Jr. declared Eaton had no shot at making the rotation and was eventually released. The Baltimore Orioles picked him up. Due to the Orioles lack of pitching depth, Eaton is their number three.

Call of the day: The Phillies clinch the NL East as the Mets fall apart.

"Myers...has the sign from Chris Coste. Curveball. Struck him out!
The Phillies are National League East champions! Look at the scene on the field!
Look at the scene on the stands! This is incredible! The Phillies are the
National League East champions and will go to the postseason for the first time
since 1993! Wow!"


Mike said...

I'm so glad Eaton's not a Phillie anymore.
If he doesn't pitch well for Baltimore on Thursday, he might not be an Oriole for long, either.

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