Well, I wanted to get in a blog posting before heading up north for the weekend, but I wish it were under better circumstances.
Let’s just say this: If anyone thought that Jesse Crain would be headed to the batters box in the second inning, please raise your hand. Didn’t think so.
As I type this right now, Nick Blackburn was absolutely terrible against the Phillies, allowing 8 runs in one and two thirds innings of “work”. Chase Utley and Ryan Howard provided most of the damage with moon-shot home runs.
I know it’s way too early to panic, but I wish the starters on this team would be a little more consistant. I have to give them credit for staying healthy, but you just can’t count on Blackie, Slowey, or even Baker, for that matter, to give you a good outing every five days. It’s just that the Tigers are breathing down our necks.
Saturday: Kevin Slowey (7-4, 3.84) vs. Cole Hamels (6-5, 3.74)
Sunday: Carl Pavano (7-6, 3.92) vs. Roy Halladay (8-5, 2.36). Gulp