Interruptable Power Source
|Mark Prior, RHP
9-4, 3.66 ERA
140/41 K/BB, 21 HR in 125 1./3 IP
|John Thomson, RHP|
8-2, 2.63 ERA
64/45 K/BB, 10 HR in 92 1/3 IP
|SS #Rafael Furcal||LF *Matt Lawton|
|2B Marcus Giles||2B *Todd Walker|
|3B #Larry W. Jones||1B Derrek Lee|
|CF Andruw Jones||3B Aramis Ramirez|
|1B Julio Franco||RF *Jeromy Burnitz|
|RF Jeff Francoeur||SS Neifi Perez|
|LF *Ryan Langerhans||CF *Corey Patterson|
|C *Brian McCann||C Henry Blanco|
|P Jorge Sosa||P Mark Prior|
Ken Davidoff, NY Post...
I'm thinking mystery team is the Tigers or Giants
That's a hell of a first impression by Montgomery. Brian Cashman having a good laugh on that debut.
...and it's a 3 run homer.
hey, vogelbomb had a HR on his 1st game with SEA AAA, too!
montgomery comes on with men on 1st/2nd, 2 out, in the 8th.
I thought the same. It'd be great luck to face these non-contenders after the trade deadline.
...why isn't j.lucroy playing for TEX yet?
2r HR on a 12-pitch AB.
nathan to join the cubs tomorrow.
Wow in deed.
Chris Sale was scratched from tonight's scheduled start due to a clubhouse incident before the game
He was scratched from his start today. No reason given.
At the start of the season the book was that he was trying to pitch to more contact so he could stay in the game longer and it seems to be working so far. Contact against is 77.5% this year and it was 70.2% the year before. He averaged 6.7 IP/game last year and so far it's 7 IP/game. His actual pitches per game are only down to 106.1/game from 107.2/game last year but if he's able to go a bit farther into games without throwing more pitches and without giving up more runs that is a good thing.
sale's skills and insane value makes it almost too hard to have a market for the guy...he's got 3/38m owed to him over 3 seasons (2 team options). he could easily pull in 30m/yr if he was on the market as a FA.
he's throwing a bit differently this season, especially with more sliders and less changeups like earlier in his career, but all his stuff still looks great even if the HRs are a little elevated and the Ks are down.