Sunday, June 1, 2008
Weekend recap, A look ahead
There will be a lot of money on the mound Tuesday night, which makes it all the more pathetic that the contracts gone bad I'm talking about make up this week's Bad Baseball game of the week.
Tuesday night, Pedro Martinez (making nearly $12 million in '08) brings his Mets squad to the house that Barry Bonds brought crumbling down to take on Barry Zito ($14.5 million in '08) and the San Francisco Giants. It'll be Martinez's first start back from rehab and Zito, well, stinks. There should be plenty of souvenirs for fans beyond the outfield walls.
And now let's look back on a weekend full of Bad Baseball.
Friday: Manny Corpas reminded everyone why he lost the closer's role earlier this season in Colorado by allowing 3 runs on 3 hits to the Chicago Cubs, without recording an out ... Marlins starter Mark Hendrickson was roughed up by the Phillies, getting pounded for 10 runs on 7 hits in three and two-thirds innings ... In New York, Mets reliever Aaron Heilman erased a solid start by John Maine when he allowed 4 runs on 4 hits, also without recording an out ... The Giants bullpen waited until the 13th inning to implode, with Billy Sadler allowing 4 runs on 3 walks and a hit to the Padres.
Saturday: In New York the Mets came from behind to beat the Dodgers thanks to Jonathan Broxton's blown save. He allowed 3 runs on 4 hits in just a third of an inning ... The Pirates scored 14 runs (yeah, you read that right, the Pirates) against the Cardinals, thanks in large part to Card's starter Mike Parisi's poor start: 8 runs allowed on 8 hits and 3 walks in 2.2 innings.
Sunday: Bartolo Colon won his third straight start (and is 3-0 on the year). Not "Bad Baseball", just surprising. Though counterpart and Orioles starter Brian Burres didn't put up much of a fight when he allowed 7 runs on 12 hits in 4 innings of work ... Astros starter Shawn Chacon lasted just an inning in his start against the Brewers. He allowed 4 runs on 2 walks and 2 hits ... It was a rough 7th inning for the Rangers against the A's; Jamey Wright, Robinson Tejada, and Frank Francisco combined to allow 9 runs on 6 hits and 4 walks to the Athletics ... Blue Jays closer B.J. Ryan blew his save opportunity against the Angels after surrendering 2 runs on 3 hits in the 9th ... Once-great closer Trevor Hoffman picked up his 4th loss - and third blown save - for the Padres against the Giants when he allowed 3 runs on 4 hits in the 10th inning.
And with that, I'm out. Here's to another bad week of baseball!