Yeah, last night was the worst.
Chris Heston 2 starts, 13 IP, 4 runs, 1 earned.
Tim Hudson 2 starts, 13.1 IP, 3 runs, 3 earned.
MadBum 3 starts, 17 IP, 10 runs, all earned.
Timmy 2 starts, 12 IP, 4 runs, 3 earned.
Jake Peavy 2 starts, 7+ IP, 8 runs, all earned.
Vogie 1 start, 10 IP, 14 runs, 12 earned.
Not much to complain about with Heston and Hudson. Madbum has not been his sharp self, a few more 7 inning games will make his 5+ inning average look better. But still, he has been giving up a lot of runs, especially for him. In that context, you could say that Timmy looks better. 1 earned run per 4 IP is better than 1 earned run per 1.7 innings pitched. I know that earned runs are not the best measurement, but they are not without meaning, and I don't feel like delving into total bases or some other number. Peavy and Vogie have really not been good. Coupled with a strong case of anemia offensivia, and some stumbles by the relief staff and we are seeing plenty of bad baseball. Yes, I know it is early and things are likely going to change. (I mean, they have to chalk up a victory some time, right?) Still, it looks to me like we have two fifths of a starting rotation to put on the field, an another two fifths of sub-par pitching for a team that relies on it. We need for a couple of starters to get sharper, and fast. Relying on an old guy and a rookie is not the best formula for success. Hopefully, Matt Cain.
I just wanted to get that off my chest. Also, Tuffy Gosewisch seems like the name of a cat. It doesn't help to see a line-up with a C next to his name.