David Purcey's return to the Blue Jays is bittersweet in many ways. He began the season as one of the surefire starting pitchers, then quickly fizzled out and was sent to work on his stuff down in the minor leagues. That's why it comes as a surprise that Purcey was "promoted" and called up to the Blue Jays when there were arguably much better potions in Triple A Las Vegas. Last season and earlier this year, Purcey showed moments of brilliance. Most notably his start on Aug. 27, 2008, versus Matt Garza in which he basically matched him pitch for pitch.
That gem of a game was overshadowed by his knack for missing the strike zone when it counted most. The fellas at Mop Up Duty touched on this earlier this year, but Purcey hasn't really improved his control down in the minor league ...
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Article written by Ian Hunter