Gotta love corporations. I recently went through a negotiation at work to move into a new position. This would have been considered a lateral move at the same pay grade, because it wasn't really just a promotion I was trying to negotiate a shorter locked in period or if there was to be a locked in period there would have to be certain monetary compensation if you know what I mean. Well this went on for quite some time with offers going back and forth and back and forth before finally I had to decline their final offer. Regardless though I did feel a bit of remorse of having to give up the proposed raise they offered even if it did come with a locking in period, but that guilt was short lived! They turned around and granted me a bonus for the exact amount they offered. So instead of being paid out slowly over the year I got it in one lump sum. Life is good. I went to a bar to celebrate, got drunk, and now I want a new TV.... I am a pretty simple human being.
For the last game of the series we have our young and rising star Ricky Romero taking on Ervin Santana. Santana is one of those people that over the past couple of years can really prove an interesting study in home and away splits (Hey just like Wells!). In 2007 he was awful on the road. In 2008 he was great on the road and mediocre at home and in 2009 he was just kinda mediocre all around (partly due to injuries). We all remember what Ricky did last time out against the White Sox. He simply dominated he now has 16Ks on the year on 2 starts.
|2010 - Ricky Romero||1-0||2||2||0||0||0||0||15.0||6||3||3||1||4||16||1.80||.67|
|2010 - Ervin Santana||0-2||2||2||0||0||0||0||11.2||13||9||9||4||6||11||6.94||1.63|
Santana first two starts haven't gone great, but then again neither were Saunders. I just hope we can muster up enough offense to take 1 game of this series.
Tune in after the jump for the series information - Please note that I may be away before the thread goes live so if you are reading this the lineups won't be posted (they don't go live on SB Nation until about 1 hour before game time). So if someone could post them in the comments that would be great.
Angels lead the series 2-0
|Fri 04/16|| WP: Jered Weaver (2 - 0) |
SV: Fernando Rodney
LP: Shaun Marcum (0 - 1)
|5 - 7 loss|
|Sat 04/17|| WP: Joe Saunders (1 - 2) |
SV: Fernando Rodney
LP: Brian Tallet (1 - 1)
|3 - 6 loss|
Keep it Civil and Go Jays Go!
Today's title comes from Joel Plaskett's "Nowhere with you".