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Gameday Thread, #38: 5/14 vs. Rockies

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Webb (4-0, 3.30)
Wright (2-2, 6.37)

Deep breath. Wipe that 18-3 shellacking from your mind. And who better to do that than Mr. Groundball, Brandon Webb? Still undefeated this year, still keeping the ball in the infield better than any other pitcher. I have a warm, fuzzy feeling about this one. But perhaps that's just because I haven't shaved in a week.

I remember the last Coors trip, I did a special report on the worst relievers in the big leagues. After yesterday's pummeling, it seems an appropriate time to revisit this, as Ligtenberg now has the very worst ERA of any pitcher in the big league with three innings pitched - little wonder, when opponents are hitting .481 off him. Here's the bottom ten, in reverse order:

                       IP  H  R ER BB K   ERA
Terry Adams      Phi  9.2 19 14 14  8 3 13.03 
Kevin Jarvis     StL  3.1  3  5  5  3 2 13.50 
Gavin Floyd      Phi 14.0 17 22 22 12 4 14.14 
Carlos Almanzar  Tex  5.0 10  8  8  7 3 14.40 
Carmen Cali      StL  3.0  7  5  5  4 2 15.00 
John Webb        TB   4.0  6  8  8  4 2 18.00 
Scott Dohmann    Col  6.2 18 14 14  4 6 18.90 
Matt Whiteside   Tor  3.2  6  8  8  5 5 19.64 
Joe Horgan       Was  6.0 19 15 14  4 5 21.00 
Kerry Ligtenberg Ari  5.0 13 13 13  1 1 23.40
We're number 1! We're number 1!