Biggest Contribution: Jeremy Reed, +19.3%
Biggest Suckfest: Joel Pineiro, -38.7%
Most Important Hit: Reed homer, +19.2%
Most Important "Pitch": Napoli single, -9.0%
Total Contribution by Pitcher(s): -66.3%
Total Contribution by Hitters: +8.3%
I have to get up bright and early in the morning to catch a flight, so no time for a recap today. Which is just as well, because if ever there were a way to totally blow home runs by Adrian Beltre (!) and Jeremy Reed (!!), this was it.
Bobby Livingston's appearances this year:
This guy needs to start. I don't care where, just get him into a rotation, because this sitting-in-the-bullpen-and-looking-rusty-every-ten-days bullshit isn't helping anyone. It's not quite Kansas City calling up a red-hot Justin Huber to watch Doug Mientkiewicz from the bench, but it's closer than I'd like it to be. Seriously, guys, it's decision time. Move somebody.
Tomorrow's game: Jarrod Washburn, John Lackey, 7:05pm PDT. If you need a way to keep busy until the first pitch, swing over to the official site and read as Eddie Guardado blames everything on his wife. Or just let yourself get lost in Lackey's player portrait for a few hours.