Friday, October 05, 2007

The ex-Pirate playoff update!

Through two days of the playoffs:

  • Jose Mesa: 1/3 of an inning pitched, 1 H, 2 BB, 3 ER. Bringing Mesa into a game in which he was down 2 runs and attempting to not fall behind 2-0 in the series may be the stupidest thing Charlie Manuel has every done. Think about that statement.
  • Josh Fogg: 2 IP, 1 H, 1 K. His solid relief of Franklin Morales on a scant two days rest after starting Monday's one game playoff earned him his first career playoff victory.
  • Aramis Ramirez: 0-for-9 with four strikeouts. Ouch. He, Soriano, and Lee are the ones mostly responsible for the Cubs' deficit as they have four hits among them in four games.
  • Daryle Ward: 1-for-1 with a walk and 2 RBI. Amazingly, giving the Cubbies hope in every game he gets his. His walk in the ninth inning of game 1 pulled them to within a homer of tying the game and his two-run double last night pulled the Cubs to within four runs of the D'Backs in the sixth inning.
  • Kenny Lofton: 3-for-4, 1 run scored, 4 RBIs in the Indians Game 1 thumping of the Yankees. The man is ageless.
Gary Matthews Jr. and Tim Wakefield were both left off of their respective rosters for the division series. Wake will likely be back on, should the Red Sox advance to the ALCS. Matthews, well, it won't matter if the Angels don't wake up soon.