Ian Krol has been a revelation on the mound during his brief time with the Nats.
“No big-leaguer has been more impressive this week than Ian Krol, the left-hander from Naperville who has given the Nationals another big weapon in the bullpen,” the Chicago Tribune wrote.
“Wow,” catcher Kurt Suzuki said after Krol’s debut. “He was good.”
“The recent additions of Krol, fellow left-handed reliever Fernando Abad and the bat of infielder Anthony Rendon have, in their brief time, already provided a boost,” James Wagner wrote Thursday morning.
In four appearances, Krol has pitched 3 2⁄3 innings, allowing just one hit and no walks while striking out five. Virtually perfect, in other words.
In fact, Krol has thus far been mistaken about the start time of games more often than he has allowed hits. First came last Friday’s wash-out against the Twins, when Krol showed up to play a game that had already been canceled.
Hopefully we can play some baseball today!
— Ian Krol (@IanKrolTKB) June 7, 2013
Then came Krol’s excited message about Thursday’s series finale in Denver.
All suited up and ready to go. 1:35 game, then off to Cleveland! — Ian Krol (@IanKrolTKB) June 13, 2013
Which soon prompted a correction.
Okay my bad, 1:10 game start!
— Ian Krol (@IanKrolTKB) June 13, 2013