Sunday, March 25, 2007

Random Thoughts From The Weekend

Erik Bedard struck out these batters is succession Friday: David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, J.D. Drew, Mike Lowell and Jason Varitek. Not too shabby.

Which player has looked more decrepit this spring: Jason Varitek or Kevin Millar? Neither was hitting .100 this spring. But both had RBI extra-base hits on Friday: Millar an RBI double off Curt Schilling and Varitek a solo homerun off of Bedard.

I've been gone for seven years from Maryland. I wonder if they still sell Natty Bo? (edit: It appears that they do. Pabst brews it now.)

Hayden Penn didn't give up a run on Saturday agains the Mets but 4 walks and no K's in 4 innings isn't too impressive. The Tides now know who their ace will be this year. Kurt Birkins looked real sharp over two innings as well, striking out three. The relief corp in Norfolk will be formidable.

Daniel Cabrera looked shaky but the results were good. Expect to repeat this phrase most of the year.

Jaret Wright did not look good today. Neither did Todd Williams. Fortunately, the rest of the pitchers (Guthrie, Bradford, Walker and Parrish) did. O's edge the Cards 6-5 in 10. Nice to see some of the Baltimore regulars get some timely hits.

I LOVE that Carl Pavano is going to be the Yanks Opening Day pitcher. Love it. Can't wait for Baltimore to face him.


Anonymous said...

Pavano starting opening day means that in the second series of the year the Orioles will get to face the 4-5-1 pitchers, which would include Pavano again!

That's good times.

DempseysArmy said...

Wow. Gotta like that matchup.

Those first 9 games look tough...