Saturday, June 23, 2007

The Angels are afraid of us

...or something. They're skipping both Jered Weaver and John Lackey in the rotation this weekend against us, which obviously means their aces don't want to play us. The best pitcher we'll get this weekend is probably Kelvim Escobar, who's pitching tonight and has quietly been one of the best starters in the American League this year. His mound opponent will be Ian Snell, who's quietly (to everyone else) been one of the best starters in the NL this year. The big question for Ian tonight will be how his burned finger is after the salad making incident last weekend. He's going to have to be good tonight because quite literally, no lead is safe with our bullpen and their "pitching."

Between the Weaver shutout and last night's awful loss, it's really hard to get amped up about the Pirates right now. They're just not a very interesting or exciting team to watch. They are actually on TV tonight, which is a nice departure from the past two nights, and I guess they're starting at 9, which seems strange to me, but whatever. That means if it's like 11 o'clock and you find yourself not out for the night and you're looking for something on television, you can click in for the nightly bullpen meltdown.

Tonight's Ian Snell insult is a pretty obvious one.

Ian... you injured yourself tossing a salad? Go figure.