Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Weekend recap and a look ahead

OK, let's take a look at all the low-lights from the long weekend of baseball...

Friday: Indians starter Fausto Carmona allowed 6 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks to the Rangers in just 2 innings of work... Mariners "ace" (that was the intention when they signed him, anyways) Erik Bedard surrendered 9 runs on 8 hits in just over 4 innings of work to the Yanks... Barry Zito won! That makes one on the year for him.

Saturday: In Tampa, starter Steve Trachsel gave up 9 runs on 7 hits in an inning and two-thirds of work to the Orioles... the Tigers scored 19 runs against the Twins.

Sunday: The Astros bullpen combined for 11 runs and 11 hits over just two innings to completely blow their game against the Phillies. Not exactly the point of a bullpen.

Monday: Those same Phillies gave all in attendance a free Memorial Day fireworks show when they dropped 20 runs on the Rockies.

All in all it was a good (bad) weekend of baseball around the country, but don't worry about withdrawals; this week's Bad Baseball game of the week is dreadful. Wednesday night, Nationals at Padres, when Nats starter John Lannan (4-5, 3.57 ERA) takes on Wilfredo Ledezma (0-2, 4.65 ERA) of the Friars. I just threw up in my mouth.

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