Tuesday, May 27, 2008

time to get back to it

It was nice for everyone to have the day off for my birthday yesterday, even my sister and brother-in-law in London. Well, it's Tuesday and that means I'm thinking about pitching again. 

Sounds like Piñeiro is going to miss his next start (tonight). It works out alright, though, because of the off-day yesterday. 

Wellemeyer didn't fare as well on Sunday as he has in starts past, mostly because of the offensive slump rather than any decline in his performance. 

The Cubs' Carlos Zambrano had 4 hits in his last start (and I mean HE hit the ball, not that he gave up 4 hits). God, what I wouldn't give to have him on our roster. Can you imagine what the crowd's reaction would be the first time he took the mound? Mixed, to say the least. Of course, the mayor of Chicago would probably declare war on St Louis. 

Anyway, we're going to see Chacón, Rodriguez, and Oswalt in the series with Houston. I could've sworn that's whom we saw in the last series with Houston. Deja vu, I guess. 

Here's how we match up tonight:


Looper (6-3) ERA 4.34 WHIP 1.41 26K
Looper is the Cardinals' first 6-game winner. He gave up 3 runs in each of his last 2 starts--got a W for one and an L for the other.

NOT Chacón

Chacón (1-0) ERA 4.11 WHIP 1.40 40K 

Despite having started 10 games, he only has one decision--he finally got his first W last week against the Cubs. 

The 'Stros are 5-5 in Chacón's starts. He goes about 6 innings into games, with the exception of the May 16 game at Texas when he gave up 8 runs (5 earned) on 6 hits in 3 1/3 innings.