Friday, April 20, 2012
Don't blame Joe
The bright spot in another dismal performance by the Padres was Joe Wieland's pitching. "He's poised," the Phillies' Juan Pierre told me Thursday night after the Padres lost, 2-0. "Quick arm," said Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, who suggested the righty's arm action effectively quickened a low 90s fastball. Wieland, 22, was making his second career start. He allowed one run in six innings. "He impressed me," said Manuel.