Sunday, May 4, 2008
A look ahead; Weekend quick hits
Alright, a month in to the season. A few teams playing over their heads (Baltimore, Tampa Bay), but things are going largely as predicted. So let's look ahead to another bad week of baseball...
Wednesday night, Giants at Pittsburgh. Why? Pat Misch, aka the next Barry Zito, takes the mound knowing - at the very least - that he won't be the worst starter the Giants have thrown to the wolves in 2008. He'll be facing Phil Dumatrait (Who is that, you ask? Good question.) Someone's gotta win, right? I'm guessing it'll be a middle reliever. I'm still trying to figure out why ESPN isn't making this their national highlight game.
Weekend quick hits...
On Sunday, Bronson Arroyo hit the jackpot with the Reds; 7 runs - all 7 earned - on 7 hits. He didn't have to play long either, needing just an inning and a third to reach this milestone. The Braves would go on to score 7 more in this slugfest to beat Cincinnati 14-7.
Eric Gagne was lit up for his 5th blown save of the year; 2 hits, 3 walks, two earned runs in the 9th against the Astros. Could be the last straw for this guy, stay tuned.
Saturday night gave us a gem of an outing from Jorge De La Rosa in Colorado; he allowed the Dodgers 9 runs on 9 hits in 4 innings of work, giving him a hideous season ERA of 20.25.