It’s important to have a strong, ominous presence on the mound. Check. It’s important to not walk opposing hitters. Check. It’s important to throw a sharp, biting back-foot slider like Madison Bumgarner? Well, maybe it’s not all that vital, but, yeah. Check.
Adalberto Mejia filled all those specific check-mark boxes on Tuesday night, shutting down Oakland’s Class-A affiliate, the Stockton Ports, for the first four innings. Despite a brief lapse in the fifth, where the big lefty surrendered his only two runs of the game, Mejia dominated, striking out eight Ports in those first four frames.Read More