We sat down with Trenton Thunder Pitching Coach Scott Aldred for a Q&A session to find out if Jeff…
Smith Getting Ahead
"I feel good," Brett Smith said of his start to the 2007 season. "It's always nice to have a change of scenery. I think our team has been playing great baseball. It's fun to get out and pitch right now, that's for sure." Considering he hasn't allowed a run since the second inning of his first start of the season - an April 9th contest against the Harrisburg Senators - there's no secret why he is having so much fun on the mound. Smith had a solid season for the Tampa Yankees last year, going 8-9 with a 3.81 ERA in the Florida State League, but he has never enjoyed this type of success since being selected in the second round of the 2004 MLB Draft. "I think my fastball command has made some improvements," he listed as a big difference between this season and last. "I put a lot of hard work into the offseason with Scotty [Aldred] and things seem to be going alright right now. I've had a lot of success getting ahead in the count and competing, just making strides in the right...
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