Extra Innings: 06/05/07
Marz’s thoughts: The Orioles went out this off-season and bolstered their bullpen. It was supposed to be a strength of their ballclub yet it has let them and their manager down tremendously. There are 10 losses at the backend of the bullpen and that is not going to help a team win. However, it is up to the skipper to understand when guys aren’t performing well. Sam Perlozzo caused the Orioles to lose a minimum of 4 games this year by taking the starter out and that may cost him his job this season.
P.S. – Since I am here in NY, according to Jim Leyritz, I might as well get my playoff tickets for the Yankees!
Cuch’s thoughts: On a non-baseball note, Billy Donovan is ridiculous! I thought he should have stayed in Florida the whole time. When he turned down the Kentucky job, i figured – fine, he wants to create his legacy in Florida and build there forever and not try the NBA. I am not arguing that he can’t have his heart in Florida, but do not play with the Magic and sign a lucrative contract, fake your way through the media conferences and return a day later. What a joke! Now, i am against him and i am glad the Gators lost all of their starters. Here is hoping the Gators go 5-26 next season!
P.S. – Jake Peavy won the NL Pitcher of the Month for May. His numbers in the month were 4-0 with a 0.79 era, 3 ER in 34 IP. Plus he struck out 39. If he doesn’t win the Cy Young…I will eat my hat!