Purgatory Online

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

I didn't see last night's game - it wasn't on Extra Innings - and that's probably a good thing, the price of aneurysms being what it is. Frankie's inexplicable (*coughwinterball*) recent loss of velocity and command have become something of a trend; even during Monday's win he seemed more lucky than good. Although at first I thought that Ervin Santana had little chance of retaining his rotation slot when Escobar is ready to come back, it seems the Esky-to-the-bullpen momentum is growing stronger with every free pass Rodriguez issues.

For comparison's sake:

Percival, 2002 - 56.1 IP, 25 BB, 68 K, 40 SV, 4 BS, OAVG .188
Rodriguez, 2005 - 46.1 IP, 24 BB, 64 K, 27 SV, 5 BS, OVG .170