Purgatory Online

Friday, March 12, 2004

Okay, so, it's been a week, huh? Time to dive right in and start making utterly random judgments about spring training performances. It's gotta start sometime, right?

Actually, let's just talk about the hitters for now. Given that some of the pitching staff have exactly one appearance under their belts, it seems premature to say anything other than it seems, from the limited evidence available, that the pitching has been performing pretty well. Bartolo Colon did indeed bounce back from his pasting at the hands of the A's, giving up no runs and only one hit in 3.2 innings of work against Arizona yesterday.

So let's see what jumps out at us from the offensive side. Ooh, here's a good one:

Guerrero, V.: .556 BA (5 for 9), 4 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR.

And let's pair that with:

Guillen, J.: .400 BA (6 for 15), 2 HR.

I think they might break into the lineup this year.

Hmmm...how about the guys looking for rebound years?

Eckstein, D.: .400 BA (4 for 10), 2 2B, 1 HR
Erstad, D.: .214 BA (3 for 14), 1 HR
Glaus, T.: .222 (2 for 9), 0 HR

Well, it's early yet. Right?

The Tim Salmon watch update:

Salmon, T.: .333 BA (5 for 15), 1 2B, 0 HR

And a pair of guys looking to get noticed:

Wesson, B.: .500 BA (5 for 10), 2 2B, 0 HR
Specht, B.: .429 BA (6 for 14), 1 3B, 0 HR

And the "You'd Better Hope It's Just the Sample Size" Award:

McPherson, D.: .059 BA (1 for 17), 1 2B, 0 HR

McPherson's 17 at-bats, incidentally, is the most of any Angel so far this spring.

The Angels have split-squad games today against the White Sox and the Royals; Sele and Washburn are the scheduled starters.