Thursday, 10 April 2008

And more...

So now we can add Cliff Floyd to the Disabled List. But of course. That makes it 8 players on the DL, including our starting catcher, DH, and two of the top three in our rotation. Not good.

In Floyd's absence, we lost 7-1 to the Mariners last night in a game that I didn't watch any of. Prospect Justin Ruggiano made the start in right field, having been called up to replace Floyd, and Jae-kuk Ryu pitched an inning and a third in relief on his return. I'm looking forward to seeing Ruggiano, as he seems to be pretty well thought of within the organisation - though I would imagine his arrival could lead to even less playing time for Jonny Gomes. Ok, so Gomes is only hitting .200 right now, but thats the same as Carlos Pena, and better than CC and Aki Iwamura. Our bats are struggling badly, and, with some fairly solid pitching displays, are the main reason that we've slipped from a 3-1 start to the current 3-5 record.

Series finale against the M's this afternoon - a 12.40pm EST start, which is a very reasonable 5.40pm for me, meaning that if I leave work pretty quicksharpish then I should be home in time for first pitch. Good stuff. Edwin Jackson, who put in the best performance first time through the rotation, makes his second appearance of the season for the Rays.

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