Monday, April 19, 2004

Another day, another pathetic starting pitching line:

D. May (0-3): 5.1, 9H, 6R, 4ER, 3BB, 8K.

Will the Royals EVER get a starting pitching performance that gives them a chance to win a game? 8 strikeouts is encouraging, until you realize that practically every Twin who put the bat on the ball had a base hit. This is approaching folly of epic proportions:

Number of Starts: 12
Number of Winnable Starts: 2 (and not ONE by the "top three" pitchers)

Last year, our starters were relatively decent, considering all of the injuries. There were plenty of times they put the team in a position to win, only to see the (overused) bullpen lose the game. This year, the trend is the opposite but equally disturbing: the starters are going to turn our relatively strong 'pen into a weakness if they require them to pitch 4+ innings every game.

Now Berroa's on the DL with headaches. I have one too.


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