Wednesday, August 1, 2007
A bat boy could do a better job
There are always jokes about losing teams, and how even a batboy could do a better job than what the players are doing. Sometimes those jokes turn out to be true. Last night, the Rays were shutout 2-0, due in most part to a outstanding performance form ex-Devil Ray batboy Jesse Litsch. Litsch went for 6 2/3 innings, while keeping the Rays bats quiet. Meanwhile on the Rays side of the mound, E-Jax threw one of his best games of the year going 6 innings while only giving up 1 run, and even more impressive, only 1 walk. Before the trade deadline the Rays bats could make excuses and blame all of the losses on pitching, but last night it all fell squarely on the shoulders of the Rays.
Another stat line that stands out on the page is Casey Fossum pitching a inning without giving up a run....is this the Casey Fossum of old? Yes, it is!!!! But don't get too excited, because that guy sucked too. Now that the deadline has passed, and the Rays could clearly get nothing in Return for Fossum, it is officially time to DFA his ass, and bring up Switzer. Fossum offers up nothing. I would say to have him pitch batting practice before the game, but it wouldn't prepare the hitters for major league pitching. Sorry Casey, nothing personal, you just aren't good.... at all.