For those of you who miss the Sass Notes, which have moved to a place where Dawn and I can both access them, here's an update on our team this week.
As of the end of the day yesterday:
We were losing 11-1--oddly enough, we have the only stolen base!
Here are the totals:
To give you the breakdown (if they didn't get a win, hold, save, or strike-out, it's not mentioned):
Lohse: 1 K, 21.60 ERA, 2.40 WHIP
Silva: 1 K, 8.31 ERA, 1.50 WHIP
Johnson: 2 Ks, 18.90 ERA, 3.30 WHIP
Guerrier: 5.40 ERA, 2.40 WHIP
Mateo: 2 Ks, 9.00 ERA, 1.5 WHIP
Burgos: 1 K, 0.00 ERA, 1.50 WHIP
Duchscherer: 1 W, 1 K, 0.00 ERA, 1.50 WHIP
(For those worried about Duchschererererer's poor performance, today he got tagged with a loss for giving up 3 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks in 1/3 of an inning, giving him his first blown save. For some reason, he's filling in for the closer there; Huston Street apparently has a mild strain in a chest muscle. So, yes, Duchschererer won't be the odd one out of the line-up with that win. Alas, Burgos doesn't play today, so he'll have to work hard next time he comes into the game if he's not going to be left out.)
Brandon Medders has apparently come of the DL, so right now we have to decide what to do. We're looking at sending either Medders, Looper, or Mateo to the waiver wire. We're not married to any of them, so we're just not sure yet what we want to do.
We can't cut Johnson--speaking of, here's Loaiza's line this week: 3 Ks, 4.50 ERA, 3.00 WHIP. Silva will get a chance to add to his ERA and WHIP on Sunday, before the competition is over for the week.
Update: T. Ohka already has given up two hits, a walk, and a run in one inning's worth of work. Way to go! A couple more innings like that, and you, too, can compete with the rest of the Sass pitching staff for worst ERA and worst WHIP!
Second update: bottom of the second, Ohka walks the first batter, who was hitting .222.