Anibal Sanchez allowed three runs (two earned) on eight hits and no walks while striking out two batters over seven innings against the A's on Monday.
Sanchez continued his early season success on Monday night, although he failed to factor into the decision. He is now 5-2 with a 2.63 ERA and 0.98 WHIP through his first 14 starts, but has experienced a drop off in strikeouts, holding onto a 7.24 K/9 up to this point. Whether or not his strikeout rate improves, he is still worth throwing out there every time he takes the mound until proven otherwise. He will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Rays on Saturday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Colin Kaepernick has worked with Kurt Warner on his throwing mechanics this offseason.
Specifically, the story notes that Kaepernick is working on "engaging his lower half" to allow for better touch. It's hard to believe Kurt Warner would know more about throwing mechanics than Jim Harbaugh or any other quarterback coach Kap has ever worked with. This appears to be more fluff than anything else, though is reports from camp suggest there's been a real change to approach or delivery of throwing a football, it could be something worth remembering on draft day. Analysis: Spencer Silva