Wright's resurgence rare

Jaret Wright is finally living up to the promise of his rookie season. Will it last long-term? History says don't bet on it.

Originally Published: August 18, 2004
By Rob Neyer | ESPN Insider
I saw Jaret Wright pitch last summer for the Portland Beavers (San Diego's Triple-A farm club). Wright was pitching well -- he wound up striking out 21 hitters in 19 innings with the Beavers -- and Portland broadcaster Rich Burk told me that Wright's success was due in part to a splitter that he'd recently picked up.

Jaret Wright
Wright had been undefeated in his last nine starts before Tuesday's loss to the Padres.