Well, hot damn Rafael Montero: 5.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K.
He threw 75% (!) of his pitches (63 of 84) for strikes. That’s just nuts. Cliff Lee led qualified MLB starters in 2012 at 70% and there were only five pitchers above 66%. The too numbers are not identical, as Montero’s strike percentage would probably decline against MLB’s more disciplined hitters, but that does not minimize his remarkable command now.
I think it’s fascinating that Harris started in center over Puello and Ceciliani. It’s only one game, but it is the season’s first game which seems like it carries a smidge of extra weight.