– You could tell Weaver was in trouble from the first inning on. His fastball was elevated and his breaking ball was flat. I didn’t think the extra days off would have such a pronounced effect, but clearly they did. At least we can no dispense with all the Cy Young talk since I imagine Justin Verlander was at home clearing off mantle space right about the time Adam Lind’s grand slam left the yard.
– Joel Pineiro made a guest appearance and tight roped his way through two innings. The first was his usual abject disaster but the second was little bit calmer. I don’t think we can expect to see him in the rotation any time soon.
– Good to see that Erick Aybar got a day off since he has been in a dreadful slump, but is the best we can do to replace him with is the beanpole that is Andrew Romine. Andrew, a word of advice, go back to Salt Lake and hit the weights…hard.
– Very quietly Alberto Callaspo is creeping up on .300 for season. Say what you will about his baserunning skills, which I think are non-exsistent, he has had a nice run at the plate lately and made a nice grab when the game was still interesting. Sure he’s not ideal for 3rd base but right now he the best option.
After that outing I would probably have the same look on my face.