As I suggested was the best course of action Thursday morning, Brandon Knight did not make his start for New Orleans Thursday, and is now scheduled to start in Pedro?s place Saturday for the Mets. Knight was a dominant 5-1 with a 1.60 ERA for New Orleans with 49 strikeouts against 10 walks in 39.1 IP. The PCL had hit just .172 against the 32-year old righty.
This article in the New Orleans Times Picayune focuses on his development as a pitcher and his selection to the Olympic team. His hometown Ventura County Star does a more personal piece. It?s a story almost straight from Disney. He considered turning to coaching, but with his wife?s encouragement decided to give himself one more chance to make the big leagues. Now he?s there.