Healthy Keuchel rounding into old form
After delivering his second straight quality start in Thursday night's win over Toronto, Dallas Keuchel is starting to feel like his old self.
"I never intended to have a 4.50 ERA at the end of May," said Keuchel, who was bothered by lower back stiffness late last season and into spring training. "If I had to pick one or the other, stay healthy or have a better statistical two months, I would pick staying healthy because I know what I'm capable of doing."
Throwing just 21 total innings over his last four starts, going deeper into games in an obvious goal for the 33-year-old lefty.
"It's going to take a little bit more effort to get there," Keuchel said. "But these last two outings are a good telltale of where I'm (headed) and I'm very happy with the way I commanded the ball the last two outings, aside from a few pitches."