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Last Week in Baseball!

Posted by wct6 on September 3, 2007

If you are like us, you grew up loving “This Week in Baseball” and Mel Allen.  Here at WCT, we have “Last Week in Baseball!”  Please don’t sue us FOX! 

 This week, straight to the LWIB notes!

– We know that we have said this before in this space, but it bears repeating:  The Mets have got to have the shakiest pitching staff of any first-place team in baseball history.  If the playoffs were to start today (sorry, we hate that phrase too.  But we had to use it here)  Their starting pitching rotation would be 44 (?) year-old El Duque Hernandez, Oliver Perez (who went 3-13 with an ERA just below 7 last year), and unproven righty John Maine.  And if you think that is ugly, check out their bullpen!  Would you trust Aaron Heilman in the eighth inning of a game in October?  What about the likes of Scott Shoenweis, Aaron Sele, and Guillermo Mota pitching the middle innings?

 – Everything is right in the world, as the Padres overtook the Diamondbacks in the NL West.  Man, that was a weird couple of weeks when Arizona was in first wasn’t it?  You know why we can’t take this team seriously, besides the fact that their best position player is Eric Byrnes, and the fact that Tony Clark and his 12 home runs and 770 OPS batted clean-up yesterday?  We can’t take take them seriously because as of September 3rd, through 138 games, they have been outscored by42 runs.  How is it even possible that a team that has allowed 42 more runs than it has scored this late in the year is contending for a division title?  The NL West is a joke.

 – Speaking of the pathetic NL West, are the 3rd place Dodgers trying to fill their roster with as many cast-offs as possible?  First it was David Wells, now Esteban Loaiza of all people?  The scary thing is that it seems to be working, as the two are a combined 2-0 since joining the Dodgers.

 – Maybe the preseason hype-orgy over the arrival of Daisuke Matsuzaka (our favorite was when ESPN idiot/baseball analyst Tim Kurkjian said he would win 18 games and condtend for the Cy Young) was a bit overdone.  Matsuzaka has gone 4-5 since the all-star break, including four losses in his last six decisions and two losses in a row against the Devil Rays!  And one of those wins was Monday night’s 13-10 pitcher’s duel when he gave up seven earned runs and ten hits in only five and one-third innings.

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Its our blog dammit, so we are going to talk about our favorite team every week –What can we say?  The bats have (finally) woken up, and the Tribe is rolling.  Nine wins in the last ten games, including the fifth win over Johan Santana (how is that even possible?  Santana is the best pitcher on the planet and the Indians have beaten him five times this year).  Since the Indians hit rock bottom in the Yankees series in early August, they have won every series, not counting a short two game series they split with the Tigers, and gone 14-5.  They now hold a six game lead over Detroit in the AL Central, and are, by virtually any measure, baseball’s hottest team.  How long is this going to last?

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How about tha…er…I’ll be goddamed! –Just one night after somebody named Scott Baker took a perfect game into the ninth for the Twins, somebody named Clay Buchholz threw a no-hitter for the Red Sox.  In his second major league start.

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One Response to “Last Week in Baseball!”

  1. Dice-K, go for the 15th!

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