Sunday, June 08, 2008
Clutch Hitting? What's That? A's 7, Angels 3
The Angels had the winning run in scoring position several times in extras, but couldn't push it across. Frustrating to watch, really, but I didn't expect them to sweep. Still, a successful road trip even if the final game was annoying.
O'Day has a career 2.68 ERA in the minors, gave us a 3.43 ERA in 16 appearances in Anaheim, and has a 3.38 ERA in the hitter's paradise of the PCL. What's not to like?
DFA Boot, and bring up Darren until such time as Mr Escobar can pitch three times a week from the mound without his arm hitting the backstop.
Ditto for Rich Thompson.
The real question is whether there's anyone floating around who could fill that role. But really, how often does Bootcheck even get into a game? His appearance would have been completely unnecessary had the Angels been able to cash in even one of their countless scoring opportunities, even in extra innings.
Actually, I think there is an answer at AAA.
He's not much better than Bootcheck, but I believe he is better, assuming he's healthy now.
His name is Dustin Moseley.