Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Stinky six-innings of shutout ball highlight stinky Central division clash

"Senor Stinky" (Senor Apestado, courtesy of freetranslation.com) pitched six innings of ole! baseball en route to a Chicago 3-1 win tonight over the visiting Minnesota Twins.

Improving to 2-1 with a 2.50 ERA, Apestado managed to somehow scatter ten hits without giving up a run, striking out three in the process and out-dueling (if a ten-hit stint qualifies for such description) Brad Radke in the process. Ozzie Guillen must have particular love for Timo Perez. Not only has he been starting of late, but batted fifth in the order tonight. His harmless 1 for 4 outing improved his Mendoza-line batting average to .208.

Does anyone think Takatsu's job is in jeopardy? He's looked very bad to start the season and with Hermanson and Marte earning recent saves (Marte's being tonight after Takatsu yielded two hits and a run in a third of an innning), his situation has to be tenuous. Maybe he'll turn it around, but if not, go Hermy!