Monday, August 08, 2005

Small, Leiter Save Junkees

If by some chance the Junkees make the playoffs this year, Joe Snorre has to make Aaron Small the #1 starter. I can't stand the guy. Just when you think he'll actually fall back to earth and become the AAA-level pitcher he's been, he throws another solid game. He better start stinking it up soon enough; the guy is driving me crazy.

But overall, not a bad weekend. Seeing the Unit get rocked makes up for seeing Small and Leiter pitch well. Especially considering how the Yanks have millions invested in him, and are paying Leiter and Small the minimum.

The Junkees only pick up a game on the Red Sox, and are still 4 out behind the A's/Angels for the wild card. The Sox stunk it up this weekend, especially with a Met-esque performance on Saturday night. But 3 and 1/2 is still a pretty good lead. And with the Yanks taking on the White Sox, maybe these teams can gain some ground in the races.

1 comment:

PizzaBagel said...

Supposedly Stottlemyre "tweaked" Leiter's motion - whatever - so presumably the Jays weren't prepared for his new delivery. There are plenty of scouts watching every little thing, plus teams now have tapes of The New Leiter, so it won't be long before they figure out how to rough him up again.

RJ is aging pretty rapidly for the Stinkees this season. And correct me if I'm wrong, but they extended his contract through 2007, right?

What can [Kevin] Brown do for you? Looks like we might have seen the last of him for a long while - if we ever see him again. And if he does somehow reappear, he's as good as shot.

Pavano is going to miss his next rehab start, and might not be back this season.

What about Jared Wright? I don't know. Third base! (I couldn't resist!)