Thursday, June 10, 2004

Disgust (Orioles 8, D-Backs 2) 

Ah, yes, make that disgust. A fairly toothless offense, a somewhat wild Brandon Webb, and an ineffective (and inefficient) bullpen all combined for an 8-2 drubbing by the Orioles.

Moving on, then...

So Brent Mayne injured his back getting something out of his suitcase and is put on the 15-day DL. Here's Brenly's remark:
"There is just not much chance of him being a usable player for us in the very near future here."
I'll just leave that softball down the middle of the plate for Robert at Veteran Presence. Catcher Juan Brito is coming up from Tucson to take Mayne's place.

And the injury news continues, though it's unclear if this could be described as detrimental to the team. Matt Kata gets moved to the 60-day DL to make room for Brito on the 40-man roster. Carlos Baerga goes down with a "pop" in the calf -- he's not on the DL yet but certainly could be by today. (All this after Baerga finally climbed above the "Ndoza line" -- If the "Mendoza line" is .200 and the "Doza" line is .100, then "Ndoza line" is .133 -- and Baerga made it to .148.) Who knows who comes up now... perhaps Andy Green? Maybe they'll just keep Baerga on the roster until Alomar or Colbrunn can be activated, then make his DL stint retroactive to today.

And, finally, Matt Mantei:
"Right-hander Matt Mantei, on the disabled list with tendinitis in his shoulder, has had his latest throwing program cut short because of a calf strain. Last week, he was battling flu-like symptoms."

Let's see, shoulder, calf, flu, fingernail... there aren't many places in his body left to injure.

Finally, and I've noted this below, I realized my analysis of pitching efficiency yesterday didn't adjust for park effects. I don't quite know how to go about doing this, but I'll ponder it for awhile...

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