Saturday, April 24, 2004

Quick - how many fans out there think that Kevin Appier will have a meaningful impact on this season?

Odds Against a Meaningful Contribution: 10-1
Odds Appier's Season is Over: 3-1

Ape's cameo as a SP notwithstanding, another fine "starting" performance wasted:

J. Gobble (0-0): 6IP, 6H, 0R, 0BB, 1K

Again, its always great to see your young, prized pitching prospects throw well. Taking the long view, I'd rather see Affeldt and Gobble pitch well and lose than see them pitch terrible and the Royals somehow manage to win. Wins will come with good starts, but losses will surely pile up with bad ones. Baseball gold right there, folks!

That being said:

S. Sullivan (2-0): .1 IP, 2H, 3R, 3ER, 1BB, 0K
C. Leskanic (0-2): 1 IP, 1H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 1K
D. Reyes (0-0): .1 IP, 0H, 0R, 3BB, 0K

(Reasonable question: why is Dennys Reyes on this team while Jaime Cerda is in AAA?)

SIX walks in 2 innings with a 4-run lead in the eighth inning. I don't reckon that's what you call "winning baseball". Throw a strike! Geez.

OK, say it with me: I...miss...Mike MacDougal? Swallow. Shudder.


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