Pedro Strop made rehab appearance number two for the Iowa Cubs last night, and he was once again so quick and efficient in his inning of work that you almost want to yell at the opponents for not making him work a little bit.
Another smooth 1-2-3 inning for RHP Pedro Strop in a MLB Rehab with the @IowaCubs. First-pitch flyout, strikeout (swinging on a nasty slider), groundout. 7 pitches, 6 strikes.
Combined line in two rehab appearances: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 K, 0 BB. 13 pitches, 12 strikes.
— Alex Cohen (@voiceofcohen) May 31, 2019
The thing is, when young guys are out there facing a big leaguer like Pedro Strop, they’re going to be swinging. You want to get a hit off of him. So if Strop is pumping strikes (which is good!), then his inning is going to be very quick.
As long as Strop wakes up feeling healthy this morning in his hamstring (well, and elsewhere), you’re going to see him return to the big league Cubs on Saturday against the Cardinals. He, alone, won’t be a bullpen savior, but adding him to the back of the pen will be a significant boost over how things have been the last three weeks.