06/01/08 1:10 PM PDT
|Detroit Tigers||Seattle Mariners|
|Curtis Granderson - CF||Ichiro Suzuki - CF|
|Placido Polanco - 2B||Jose Lopez - 2B|
|Carlos Guillen - LF||Jose Vidro - "DH"|
|Magglio Ordonez - RF||Raul Ibanez - "LF"|
|Miguel Cabrera - 1B||Adrian Beltre - 3B|
|Jeff Larish - DH||Kenji Johjima - C|
|Edgar Renteria - SS||Jeremy Reed - RF|
|Ivan Rodriguez - C||Miguel Cairo - 1B|
|Brandon Inge - 3B||Yuniesky Betancourt - SS|
|2008 - Miguel Batista||3-6||12||11||0||0||1||0||55.2||70||40||37||5||34||37||5.98||1.87|
|2008 - Jeremy Bonderman||3-4||11||11||0||0||0||0||64.1||63||36||31||8||36||39||4.34||1.54|
Between 2003 and 2007, Bonderman was a textbook example of a huge idiot, routinely running ERAs higher than his solid peripherals because he just didn't understand certain parts of his job. Now he actually sucks and yet he's posting the second-best ERA of his career. The lesson here is that people don't make their own luck. Luck does whatever the hell it wants to whomever the hell it wants, and none of us humans have a say. Get used to it. It can be both a wonderful gift and a wonderful excuse.
You know who could use some good luck? Miguel Batista. Because Miguel Batista is bad.