Yeah, the 5.1 scoreless innings and the three hits (a check-swing, broken bat flare, a soft single to left center, and a sinking liner that Nelson Cruz couldn’t hold onto) and the one walk and the five strikeouts and the 67 percent strikes are big numbers for Kameron Loe. But here’s the biggest, as far as I’m concerned.

Left-handed hitters went 2 for 10 off of Loe.

Dude’s a starting pitcher. Max and Erica and I just gave him a standing ovation. In our living room.

And I’m pretty sure the gun just read 96 on C.J. Wilson’s punchout of Eric Chavez and 94 on the inning-ending, fist-pumping whiff of Milton Bradley. Gyro or not, those were two filthy pitches.

The upside of having those two guys getting locked in is pretty big.

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