Wednesday, May 16, 2007

I Told You So

Huston Street is now on the DL. A struggling and ineffective Justin Duchscherer may follow him. Travis Buck's wrist is too sore for him to play, ditto with Milton Bradley's hamstring and Chris Snelling's knee. Street has an ulnar nerve irritation which may eventually require surgery and keep him out until the '08 break. The A's are a young team and Larry Davis cannot keep them healthy. One of these days, and I am deadly serious, they are either going to have to forfeit or call up the entire River Cats roster. Neither scenario is one I find appealing. Not to mention that tonight with Street sidelined, Alan Embree and Jay Witasick were inexplicably brought in for the ninth and managed to cough up a 4-1 lead to the Royals.

It's going to be a long season.

Adam Wainwright was shelled for 8 runs in 2.2 innings, Cardinals lose 9-7. (I told you they were gonna do that). Cardinals drop to 16-21 and end their 10-game winning streak over the Dodgers.

It's really going to be a long season.

Jason Hirsh turns in yet another strong start -- 3 runs in 8 innings -- and loses since the Colorado bats get shut out by a suddenly resurgent Randy Johnson with a little help from his friends Tony Pena and Jose Valverde. The Diamondbacks pitching staff faces exactly one batter over the minimum and Steve Finley and John Mabry, aka Out #1 and Out #2, bat back-to-back in the ninth inning. By the time Brad Hawpe is called out on a questionable "swing" (he held up) it is too late. Rockies lose and are now 16-23.

Oh boy, is this ever going to be a long season.

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