While a group of his teammates played an exhibition game in Knology Park against the green-clad Toronto Blue Jays, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Eric Milton spent his St. Patrick’s Day morning on a mound in Sarasota’s Ed Smith Stadium.
Milton was so happy with the results of his simulated game that he considered changing his name to Eric O’Milton.
In a supreme test of his once-sore right calf, Milton pitched six innings, threw 76 pitches, gave up one run and five hits, while striking out two and walking one.
If Milton can just pitch to his career averages, the Reds automatically improve. I’m rooting for him.