Sunday, June 22, 2014
Hyun-Jin Ryu (8-3, 3.18) vs. Eric Stults (2-9, 5.76)
I hate to bag on an Old Friend, but my god does Stults suck. I asked our summer intern to do some research on Stults' stint with the Dodgers. First thing she came up with was a list of other pitchers on the 2009 team, which was Stults' last season with us. It's not pretty, folks (the list, I mean, not the intern; she's cute). Here's a sample:
Sherrill, Vargas, Belisario, Broxton, Troncoso, Haeger, Schlichting, Mota, Milton, McDonald, Elbert, Wade, Schmidt, Leach, and Ohman
Oh man is right. Times was hard. Hey, speaking of Scott Elbert, word is that after about 14 Tommy John surgeries, a hip replacement, and a sex change operation, Elbert may be ready to re-join the team and contribute from the pen. The more the merrier if it keeps Paul Maholm from ever touching a baseball again.
We close this homestand (a Petco homestand, if you will) with today's matinee and then fly to Kansas City to take on a surprisingly hot Royals team that figures to be a good test. Sending the team off with a series win would go a long ways to keeping up the mostly positive momentum/foam party. And, no hard feelings, Eric Stults. You made a great memory for me when I was at the Yard and you beat the Gnats 8-0 on a complete game, four-hit shutout.
photo swiped from this odd website: http://stiltwalkers.com.au/qld/brisbane-bubble-man/