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Gameday Thread, #88: 7/11 vs. Marlins


Sean West
RHP, 3-3, 4.47


Jon Garland
RHP, 4-8, 4.80

We got Doug Davis a win. We almost got Yusmeiro Petit a win, until that pesky eighth inning on Thursday. Now, let's see if the team can get Jon Garland a win. It's been a long time since the last won - this will be his tenth start, with the previous W coming all the way back on May 19th. Not that he's pitched terribly over that time, with an overall ERA of 4.86 and six quality starts in those nine games. It's just that the hitting has only come when Garland's pitching hasn't:, for we scored a total of fifteen runs in those six quality starts, two fewer then in the three non-quality ones.

At least last time, the team got the win, which they hadn't done the previous eight times he took the mound, so perhaps that's some kind of omen. We will also have a thoroughly-rested bullpen - I'm pretty sure they didn't even bother to stand up during Haren's start yesterday. On the whole, however, I'd rather see them not used at all. For the rest of the season, ideally. I am optimistic, if for no other reason than I picked up Sean West for my fantasy baseball team a little while ago. Which is, of course, the moment he started to suck. So, if he continues that today, you can thank me later - another humiliating loss for my fantasy team is a small price to pay...


  1. Felipe Lopez 2B

  2. Stephen Drew SS

  3. Justin Upton RF

  4. Mark Reynolds 3B

  5. Miguel Montero C

  6. Gerardo Parra LF

  7. Tony Clark 1B

  8. Chris Young CF

  9. Jon Garland P

And at least I've got an excuse why this is going up 15 mins before first pitch. The clock on the office wall stopped at 4pm. And I though time was going more slowly than usual this afternoon... My last recap before the break will follow - 'Skins is on the recap tomorrow. That is your formal reminder. :-) And our sympathies go to TwinnerA, who lost her mother today.