Swarzak was very good in last Saturday's 3-0 loss, when he pitched 4.0 innings with 3 hits, 1 unearned run, 4 strikeouts and 1 walk. Swarzak was as good in Thursday's 1-0 loss, pitching 7.0 innings with 5 hits, 1 run, 5 strikeouts and no walks, giving him a 0.82 ERA in 11.0 innings early this spring.
After a disappointing start at New Britain, Swarzak stepped up to be one of the Red Wings best starters after his promotion last summer. This year he is determined to not have a repeat of last year as he has his eye on that final promotion to the Twins starting rotation. With too many high scoring losses in the organization early this year, Swarzak has been a diamond in the rough.