Friday, June 22, 2007

Well, so much for that

Just moments after Jamie Campbell and Tabby waxed poetic about Casey Janssen's sub-1.00 ERA (complete with graphics demonstrating his clear superiority to all and sundry relievers in baseball), our boy gave up six earned runs to cough up the lead, handing the Dodgers an 8-4 win.

To be fair, the Dodgers put a couple of good pitches in play (especially Captain Canuck Russ Martin's 2 run single, which blew the whole thing open.)

Previously, Janssen had given up four runs all year, and his ERA jumped from 0.90 to 2.37.

We're vaguely philosophical about this blow up. It had to happen at some point, and if you comb through the game logs for the All-Timers like Henke and Ward, you'll find a few of these sorts of outings.

Still, there remains a concern that Janssen, Downs, and Accardo are seeing too much action, and that fatigue is starting to set in.


Jack said...

What was up with the booing? Janssen's had a pretty good year. Seems the fans should cut him some slack

Jamie said...

You could tell he was lacking his "stuff" form the 1st batter...why have 13 pitchers if you will only use 4 relievers?