1 game requirement leagues rejoice! Alex Rodriguez replaces Jeter and gets shortstop eligibility! Too bad it’s probably not going to happen. Girardi said it hasn’t even been discussed, no matter how alluring Ensberg would be at 3rd. Oh, well. We can dream, right? Anyway, here’s what I saw yesterday:
Johnny Cueto – He left down 2-1 and he still looked as impressive. 8Ks against zero walks is the makings of a great pitcher. The Bill Hall homer was a no doubter, but the first run was all Adam Dunce’s fault.
Jimmy Rollins – Left the game with an ankle injury, but he should be back in the lineup tomorrow.
Jair Jurrgens – He didn’t look bad considering Kelly Johnson’s got the range of a one-legged turtle.
Oliver Perez – Dude looks good. 18 wins and 200Ks? Looking like it could happen.
Matt Garza – Headed to the DL. He’s got some kind of radial nerve damage. If you have him, I’d grab someone, maybe…
Brian “The Brain” Bannister – He looked unhittable when facing Arod. Against everyone else? Hittable.
Joey Gathright – Absolutely no one’s team should be lagging badly in steals if Gathright is sitting on your waivers.
Dice-K – Well, I don’t have him on any team, but he looked as good as last year’s advertisement.
Detroit Tigers – The city is a slum that should be condemned; the team looks worse.
Yorvit Torrealba – Doesn’t look good.
Justin Speier – Hafner just made Shields the interim closer.
Miguel Tejada – I told you he’d be pissed off that people were mentioning ‘roids and his name.
Joey Votto – Yesterday, Dusty said this, “You know Votto’s going to have more power and productivity, but, right now, Hatteberg is a better hitter.” Then he plays Votto and he goes 2-for-3. The eff I know what’s going in Dusty’s mind.
Eugenio Velez – This guy’s like Chone Figgins’s faster brother. He tried to turn a single up the middle into a double, deciding very late to stay at first, then he stole second, then he ran to third and was thrown out. He’s like a black Forrest Gump. Tim Flannery, the Giants third base coach, needs a sign that reads, “Velez, stop!”
Jake Westbrook – Pitched another good game. You never know where a career year might come from.