Sunday, June 5, 2011
Arthur Rhodes, 1993 Donruss #133
-Gustavo Molina, C, Yankees: .167/.167/.333. He had a double in six at-bats in April, but is currently taking in the glorious sights and sounds in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
-Darnell McDonald, OF, Red Sox: .143/.217/.286, 1 HR, 1 RBI. Last year's scrap heap surprise has crashed down to earth in his first 19 games of this season.
-Matt Albers, RP, Red Sox: 1-3, 3.86 ERA, 1.38 WHIP. Hey hey hey, it's Faaaaat Albers! The hefty righty actually has had a good season except for a blowup against the Cubs in which he allowed six runs (five earned) without retiring a batter.
-Rich Hill, RP, Red Sox: 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.75 WHIP. Boston turned the erratic pitcher into a lefty specialist, which was going really well until his elbow went boom in his ninth appearance of the year. He's on the shelf until 2012 now.
-Jose Bautista, OF, Blue Jays: .354/.500!/.753!, 20 HR, 40 RBI. I would feel a lot worse about the Birds giving up on him after 12 plate appearances in 2004, but it took another four team changes and six seasons before he turned into Baseball Galactus.
-Corey Patterson, OF, Blue Jays: .294/.322/.467, 5 HR, 28 RBI. I don't know how he does it, but the dude keeps on keepin' on. Homered and added two bunt singles in yesterday's game vs. the Orioles.
-Omir Santos, C, Tigers: .200/.200/.200. Detroit just called him up from Toledo after Brandon Inge went on the DL, and he has a single in five trips to the plate.
-Will Ohman, RP, White Sox: 0-0, 5.79 ERA, 1.43 WHIP. 3 home runs allowed in 14 innings is not so good.
-Bruce Chen, SP, Royals: 4-1, 3.59 ERA, 1.34 WHIP. Believe it or not, Bruce was the top pitcher in the K.C. rotation until he strained a lat muscle about a month ago.
-Jim Hoey, RP, Twins: 0-2, 9.53 ERA, 2.47 WHIP. Yeeeah, I think we might have gotten the best of that J. J. Hardy trade. 20 hits, 8 walks, 8 strikeouts in 11.1 innings.
-Arthur Rhodes, RP, Rangers: 3-3, 1 SV, 4.85 ERA, 1.46 WHIP. The ancient southpaw has already allowed four homers, the same total he surrendered in the full 2010 season.
-Jack Cust, DH, Mariners: .229/.369/.343, 2 HR, 19 RBI. Leave it to Safeco Field to sap Stumblin' Jack's power. Fun fact: Cust has 38 hits and 36 walks...and 56 strikeouts.
-Erik Bedard, SP, Mariners: 3-4, 3.41 ERA, 1.26 WHIP. Don't look now, but Buh-DARD looks healthy. I wonder if Seattle has thought about trading him before the other shoe drops.
-Chris Ray, RP, Mariners: 2-1, 6.60 ERA, 1.67 WHIP. As bad as the overall stats look, he hasn't given up an earned run since May 4. That includes a pair of scoreless outings against the Orioles.
I tell you what: let's see if Toronto would accept a trade of Luke Scott for Jose Bautista. Sounds like a win-win to me.