Bobby Cox: [Resop] “always had a great arm”
Chris Resop has been domiant for the Pirates since they acquired him in August. In 15 appearences, Resop has only been scored upon three times. He has only allowed seven hits and struck out 17 through 13 innings pitched.
“[The Pirates] got a real good find with him,” the veteran manager said while he sat in the visitors’ dugout during batting practice. “He’s always had a great arm, but now he knows how to pitch. That was a good pickup for [the Pirates].”
“We made him a starter this year for the first time and he took off like gangbusters [in the Minors],” Cox said. “We couldn’t wait to get him up here.”
Resop’s injury forced the Braves to put him on waivers and it was the Pirates who snagged him up.
“Obviously, he’s put himself in a good situation,” Pirates manager John Russell said. “He’s thrown the ball well. He’s a guy you can count on. He comes in and throws strikes — and he throws quality strikes. He’s put himself in a really good spot with us, and I think he really has found his niche a little bit. I think he’s really comfortable here and likes it here and is making a strong statement for himself.”