Scott Olsen is grown up? The same guy who was in as much drama last season as an afternoon glimpse of Telemundo? Well, it seems to be the case.
We all know Scotty O has big time talent. The lefty has shown us his abilities before. But now, Olsen has strung together a pretty good stretch of starting pitching, which is helping give the Marlins bullpen some needed rest and stability.
Friday night Scott Olsen goes 7 1/3 innings pitched, of what would become a 10 inning shutout, on his way to helping his team win their 14th game of the season. He is 3-0 right now, but also lowered his ERA to 2.06. Opponents are batting just .187 against him.
Can you say staff ace?
The scary thing is he didn’t have his best stuff. He walked 5 batters and of his 99 pitches, 54 where for strikes. Yet Olsen attributes a big part of his success so far this season is working at a quicker pace on the mound. It must be working; it might be helping him stay more focused. Whatever it is, Scott Olsen is growing up and turning into that front line pitcher the Marlins envisioned him to be.