Former Sully Baseball whipping boy Javier Lopez still has a job as a major league pitcher!
I saw it! I have proof! He pitched in today’s Pirates-Dodgers game where he mopped up in the rain.
Well I say GOOD FOR HIM!
He was a member of the 2007 World Champion Red Sox… and I gave him a proper send off.
But he is proof that if you can throw a ball 60 feet and 6 inches with your left arm, you will NEVER have trouble finding a job in the bigs!
You see, usually the season starts off with the Red Sox playing hot… and winning a bunch of games against the Yankees.
Then in the summer the Yankees get hot and smack the Red Sox around.
I don’t like this “Yankees winning two out of three at Fenway” garbage. Especially when the Sox let Chan Ho Freaking PARK throw 3 shutout innings at them when an extra base hit in the 10th would have won the game and the series.
3 games in and 1 dodged bullet and three teeth grinders.
I can’t survive at this pace!
DODGED A BULLET GAMES – 1
April 4 – 9-7 win against Yankees (On Opening Night, the Red Sox overcome a 5-1 Yankee lead with a game tying HR by Pedroia and a go ahead passed ball.)
TEETH GRINDER GAMES – 2
– 6-4 loss against the Yankees. (Scutaro’s error leads to the winning run.)April 7
– 3-1 loss against the Yankees. (Sox leave the winning run on in the 9th only to lose on Granderson’s 10th inning homer)
-1 for the year.
With a wasted John Lackey performance no less.
Let’s hope a trip to Kansas City adds a few wins to the ledger.
I had my blog post all ready to go…
Tim Linecum threw 7 shutout innings on opening day.
Barry Zito did the same.
And Matt Cain was one out from throwing 7 innings with no earned runs.
I was going to write about the Giants pitching staff and how the pressure is now on Jonathan Sanchez to keep the no earned runs off of the starting staff streak alive.
But with 2 outs in the 7th the Astros scored 2 runs on a triple by Cory Sullivan… no relation to me (I don’t think he is at least.)
Instead the story became about Aaron Rowans and Edgar Renteria going a combined 9 for 11 in the top 2 spots in the lineup.
That’s not bad. And if they keep up geting some runs and getting some pitching, this could be a fun fun year in San Francisco.
Of course I called my dad about the game.
He said “The Giants are either better than we thought or the Astros or worse than anyone thought.”
True true true… but these are three games the Giants won’t have to make up for later.
(Seriously, Renteria goes 5-5? REALLY?)