Mark Cohoon continues to struggle against AAA hitters. He gave up 10 hits in 4 2/3 innings, allowing four runs, three earned, while walking none and striking out two.
I tuned in to watch Cohoon yesterday, and I saw a bunch of comfortable swings for Durham hitters. Meaning, the hitters were not fooled by any pitches from Cohoon and most importantly, the hitters were not moved back off the plate by anything on the inner half.
Also, Cohoon just doesn't have the stuff to live in the middle of the plate, and that's where he was all day long. He was throwing strikes (52 S/21 B) at a 71% clip yesterday, but the quality of strikes is where Cohoon needs refinement.
Cohoon's 5 AAA starts: 24 2/3 IP, 36 hits (.350 BAA), 23 er (8.39 ERA), 6 HR, 10 bb, 10 k (3.6 K/9).
Sorry folks thats not going to get it done. As Toby put it on twitter yesterday: