Monday, May 12, 2008

Zito avoids loss...

...but doesn't get the win, either. After pitching 5 scoreless innings he allowed 3 runs in the 6th - his last of inning of work - which would wind up sealing the no decision for him. It's progress.

Lots of other pitchers gave up lots of runs on Monday night. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle allowed 6 runs on 10 hits in 5.2 innings pitched against the Angels. Ehren Wassermann was the star, though, and stole the show by allowing 2 runs without recording an out for the Sox. Wassermann's 2008 ERA rose to 30.38 after his stellar outing.

It was an impromptu fireworks show in Seattle for the Mariners-Rangers contest; Erik Bedard allowed 7 hits, 4 walks, and 6 runs in 2 innings of work, leaving all Seattle fans in attendance wondering why, exactly, this guy was such a hot commodity in the offseason.

Last - and certainly least - Padres starter Randy Wolf easily lost his start for San Diego after allowing 7 runs on 8 hits and 5 walks to the Cubs. Sean Henn kicked his own team while they were down by giving up 5 runs on 3 hits in 1.2 innings of relief of Wolf, raising his season ERA to 27.00. Awe-inspiring, indeed.

Not a bad start to the week for Bad Baseball. And don't forget, overhyped and overrated interleague play starts in just a few days... are you as excited as I am?

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