I can’t recommend Baker’s blog post on Silva enough.
I guess, what I’m saying here is, for your own sanity, try to judge Silva within the context of what’s happening right now. He did not pitch well enough to win tonight — two bad change-ups or not. You give up a pair of two-run homers the first two innings, you usually lose. Silva has to change that. Has to reduce those big mistake pitches and close the gap between being a pitch or two away from winning and actually winning for a change.
But he also isn’t 0-10 to start the season. He’s 0-1. Look to see whether he can make some corrections between now and his next start and judge accordingly. It’s like I told you with 10-game increments and trying to judge a team that way, instead of changing your mind every day in a 162-game season. Look for trends. And look for them this year.
Yea, last year sucked. Yea, last night sucked. But one of the repeated themes over the last few years is that good decisions are made based on process, not results. Silva’s true talent level is better than what we’ve seen in Seattle. Regression to the mean is coming. I know, it’s frustrating to watch, but patience is a virtue.