|Cold||4/28/2009 1:11:00 AM||Description: Purcey (0-2) was pulled after five innings, allowing six runs and eight hits - three of them homers - and three walks in Monday's 7-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals.||Insight: Purcey, whose ERA blew up to 7.01, has not pitched beyond 5 1/3 innings in his past four starts. (SportsBuff.com)|
|Hot||3/26/2009 1:29:00 AM||Description: Purcey has fashioned a 1.56 ERA with 11 strikeouts and five walks over 17 1/3 innings. In manager Cito Gaston's eyes, it has likely been enough to net a spot on the Opening Day roster, according to the team's web site.
"He pitched well for us last year, but he had to prove himself, too," Gaston said. "So far, he's done that. This kid has done not a thing to lose his job. He's actually improved his chances."
||Insight: Purcey showed flashes of brilliance last season, so he could develop into a nice sleeper in 2009. (SportsBuff.com)|