21 pitches, 15 strikes, good fastball command, threw a few good breaking balls, worked out of trouble after back-to-back singles without allowing a run, didn't hit anybody with a pitch, and managed to not come out of the game with a black eye. For a first ST start I don't think anybody could have asked for more than that.
He's still got a long way to go to build a bridge of consistency and make everybody forget about the 2010 nightmare, but yesterday was a good start. Baby steps, baby steps.
(Hey look! It's Good A.J.)