Schmidt gave up five hits and three runs, (all earned). He walked three and struck out two, and managed to hit a batter in 91 pitches, 56 of which were strikes.
Overall, Schmidt did OK for someone who hasn’t played in the majors since June 2007. He certainly exuded some measure of control tonight (the hit batter notwidthstanding) and didn’t seem rattled – I think he is ready for prime time but the next several outings will tell the tale.
More importantly, did Schmidt make enough of an impression that the Dodgers will refrain from trading to get more seasoned pitching talent to get them through the second half of the season?