Third Time Will be the Charm For Janssen

Third Time Will be the Charm For Janssen

Casey Janssen will be making his third career start tomorrow. Janssen will be making his second home start of the season in a 1:07 P.M. game against the Angels. InsideTheDome spoke to one scout that saw both of Janssen's starts this season, and believes fans will see a solid performance from the rookie on Sunday.

"In his first start he was extremely nervous," stated the scout. "He wasn't gripping the ball well and was throwing it all over the place."

The second start for Janssen was different. It was not nerves that did the starter in, rather inexperience. Janssen didn't issue a walk in his second outing against the Orioles, but did give up five runs in six innings.

Janssen allowed three runs in the third inning, all of them coming with two outs, and the rally starting on a 1-2 count to Melvin Mora. The Orioles tacked on two more runs in the sixth inning, the big blast coming on a two-run homer by Jay Gibbons.

"He got ahead of Jay 2-0, and then Janssen let the count go 2-2, which favored the veteran batter."

"He is a very smart pitcher on the mound and knows how to pitch," the scout said of Janssen. "He threw nearly 70% of his pitches during his second start for strikes. He is getting over the nerves and now it is a matter of studying the hitters, and making quality pitches on the mound."

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