Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Well, in the last post I said that it was important to beat up on the Royals with tough series at Boston and Detroit coming up. You can forget that. The offense has basically not shown up the last couple of days and wasted quality starts by Pineiro and Looper respectively. This shouldn't be too surprising. We all knew that having Albert out would make the deficiencies of the other guys more glaring. It's not just his mere presence either. His high BA/OBP basically guaranteed that the guys behind him in the line-up would get a couple of opportunities a night to drive in a run. Sorry, but Chris Duncan just can't bring that to the table. Ludwick, Ankiel, Glaus - those guys have the power, but nowhere near the consistency. Well, hopefully they at least won't get swept. Bright side moment of the day - Carpenter has no new damage to his elbow and is likely to come back at some point this year, just probably not as soon as hoped.