It has been a rough couple of weeks for our pitchers. They had a collective ERA of 5.79. Considering that, we should feel lucky we had a 5-8 record.
We've been moving pitchers up and down pretty much daily.
R.A. made 3 starts, 1 was terrible, 1 bad, but not as bad as the first, and the last was very good, maybe the best start we've had this season, 8 innings, 3 hits, 1 earned. In all he was 1-2 with a 5.49 ERA. Batters hit .280/.329/.493 against him. I'm hoping that his last start is a sign of things to come.
Mark made 2 starts, pitched a total of 10 innings and allowed 24 hits, with an 11.70 ERA, taking the loss in both. Batters hit .490/.509/.735 with 3 home runs against him. Apparently he is battling a bunch of aches and pains. If he has another terrible game today, we really should just give him two weeks off to get healthy.
Made 2 starts, and had a 0.90 ERA in them, and got sent to the minors. It doesn't seem fair does it. In the 2 games, he pitched 10 innings, batters hit .237/.236/.289 against him. The numbers make it seem like he was pitching better than he was, but, compared to the others, in the rotation, he was Cy Young.
Drew made 3 starts, 1 of them was very good, 8 innings 4 hits, 2 earned, no walks and 7 strikeouts. The other 2 he went a total of 8.1 innings, allowed 17 hits, 6 walks and 12 earned. In all he was 1-0 with a 7.71 ERA and batters hit .323/.378/.523. And Norris got sent to the minors....
Aaron had 2 starts, went 1-0. Both games he went 5.2 innings. He had a 3.97 ERA, batters hit .214/.340/.333 with 1 home run. The bad part, of course, were the 8 walks in the 11.1 innings. He seems to be making some progress.
Pitched in 5 games, didn't have a clean inning in any of them. Had just the one outing where he didn't allow a run. In the 5 appearances he had 1 save, 1 blown save and 1 loss. Batters hit .450/.478/.700 against him, which got him sent to the minors. He's going to work as a starter in Buffalo, mostly to get him more work.
Roberto pitched in 3 games, Gibby seemed to want to lighten his load. He had 1 hold and 1 blown save. In 15 plate appearances, batters hit .308/.333/.385, with 1 walk and 5 strikeouts.
Aaron pitched in 4 games. 3 of the 4 he pitched clean innings, actually one of them was a clean 1.1 innings. The other wasn't good, he gave up 3 hits, including a home run, while getting just 2 outs, both strikeouts. Being perfect 3 of 4 appearances is pretty good.
4 games, 2 saves, 1 loss. In his loss, he only allowed 1 hit and Gibby pulled him for Castro. It is hardly fair that he gets the loss for giving up a single. Batters hit .273/.273/.273 against him.
Liam's pitched in 3 game. 1 of them went terrible, giving up 3 hits, 3 earned, while just getting 1 out. Another he was asked to get 1 out and he did. The last, he went 2.1 innings, gave up a couple of runs in a 11-4 win. Batters hit .308/.286/.385 against him.
Marco pitched in 3 game, making the 1 start. His 2 relief appearances went great, in those 4.1 innings, he didn't allow a hit (yeah there was the 4 walks) and he had 3 strikeouts. His start did go well, but then, I thought Gibby left him out a bit too long. He should have been pulled before that home run in the 5th inning, not after. In all, he was 1-1 with a 4.00 ERA. Batters hit .229/.308/.371 with 1 home run 4 walk and 6 strikeouts. Minus the home run, it was a couple of weeks.
Jeff is the one callup that stuck beyond 1 appearance. He's pitched in 5 games (you know there is something badly wrong when you 'mop up' guy pitches 5 times in two weeks). He hasn't been great. 2 of the appearances went very badly. He was 1-1 with a 6.48 ERA. Batters hit .286/.342/.457 against him.
Scott got called up, pitched in 2 games and was sent back down. He wasn't terrible, faced 9 hitters, allowed 2 hits, 2 walks, no runs, no strikeouts. Batters hit .222/.364/.333 against him.
Got the call up, pitched in the 1 game, and was sent back down. He faced 11 batters, allowed 1 home run, walked 2 and struck out 1. Batters hit, .111/.273/.444.
Chad Jenkins and Steve Delabar got the call for yesterday's game and each pitched. The both did ok.