Monday, June 25, 2007

AvB 12: Jackson Wins, Abes Lose

On January 14, 2006, the Dodgers traded Edwin Jackson and a man named Tiffany to Tampa Bay for a guy who can't quite spell 'Danny' (Danys Baez) and a guy named after both a Backstreet Boy AND an N'Sync member (Lance Carter).

On June 24, 2007, Jackson got his sweet revenge. He tamed the fearsome Dodger offense and earned his first win in almost 2 years. Damn. All the future headines I had planned (sample: "E-Jax E-Sux") now go in the trash heap next to Billy Ashley's Hall of Fame induction speech.

In spite of Jackson's day of vindication, his Abes still fell mightily to the Babes, failing to win a single category:

Week 12 Only:
The Abes The Babes
Avg 0.207 0.272
Runs 10 18
HRs 0 3
RBIs 6 18
SBs 1 4
ERA 6.75 4.64
Wins 2 2
Saves 0 0
Ks 21 45
Total 0 7
The Abes The Babes
Avg 0.242 0.266
Runs 251 233
HRs 37 42
RBIs 210 228
SBs 17 40
ERA< 4.92 4.30
Wins 13 23
Saves 0 0
Ks 282 371
Total 1 7

The Babes lead the Abes in Weeks Won 8-2-2

The Babes' Carl Crawford (0.500, 5R, 9RBI, 2SB's) wins his 4th Player of the Week award. If he keeps it up, I'm gonna run out of photos of Cindy Crawford.

And by the way, Joe Beimel is apparently the new Jackson. Here's Beimel's line yesterday compared to Jackson's 12 days ago:

Pitcher, Date IP H R ER
Edwin Jackson, 6/13/07 0.1 5 5 5
Joe Beimel, 6/24/07 0.0 4 5 5

Anyhow, congratulations Edwin for finally getting a W. I bagged on you during the bad times, and I owe you props now. Time to find another crappy ex-Dodger with an 8.00+ ERA to pick on. Watch your back, Jeff Weaver.


Orel said...

"Fearsome Dodger offense." Nice. Fearsome to us fans, maybe.

Orel said...

And Cindy Crawford has to be the most under-photographed woman in the world.