Who Is Chris Narveson?

Posted: 24th September 2009 by Jim Breen in MLB
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After the Brewers' starters failed to pitch more than two innings in each of the previous two games, rookie Chris Narveson took the mound on Wednesday evening and twirled an absolute gem against the Cubs. The left-hander needed only 70 pitches, 54 of which were strikes, to span five and two-thirds.  Narveson set a career high by striking out ten.  Seven of those strikeouts came via the called third strike. Most impressively, Narveson utilized and had pinpoint control over his entire arsenal.  He moved his 89-92 MPH fastball on both the inside and outside portion of the plate.  His slow, mid-70s curveball had Reed Johnson and Geovany Soto baffled, especially when Narveson began nailing the back-door curve.  Finally, his low-80s changeup ...

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