Thursday, April 1, 2010

Lefty Not Left Behind

After being released by the Brewers last week, Scott Schoeneweis has found a home in Boston; the Red Sox have given the veteran southpaw the last spot on the roster. This is a nice feel-good story, but I would imagine the Sox will keep Schoeneweis on a short leash. Not trying to be a buzzkill, guys. Just looking at it objectively.

Brian Horwitz was 2-2 with 1 run scored against the Angels.

Ryan Braun was 1-3 with 1 RBI against the Diamondbacks.

Adam Stern was 1-2 with 1 double (his 3rd) and 1 run scored against the Diamondbacks. Apparently, Stern was told last week that he would not make the Brewers' roster. The guy had a phenomenal Spring. I don't know what else he could have done to earn the job. Jim Edmonds didn't play at all last year, and his bat speed didn't impress me when he played for the Cubs in 2008. It seemed like most of his HRs landed in the basket at Wrigley. Again, that was 2 seasons ago. As for the Brew Crew's other backup outfielder, Jody Gerut stunk up the joint last year.

Brad Ausmus was 1-1 with 1 triple against the Indians. When was the last time Ausmus legged out a triple, you ask? You have to go all the way back to 2007 during the regular season.

Jason Marquis picked up his 2nd win of the Spring. He pitched 5 innings and gave up 3 runs on 6 hits and 4 Ks against the Mets. Also had a sacrifice bunt.

Craig Breslow pitched 1 inning of scoreless relief on 1 hit and 1 K against the Giants.

Schoeneweis picked up his 1st win of the Spring. He pitched 1 scoreless inning on 1 BB against the Twins.

John Grabow picked up his 1st hold of the Spring. He pitched 2/3 of an inning on 1 BB and 1 K against the Rockies.

B.J. Rosenberg picked up his 1st save of the Spring. He pitched 1 scoreless inning on 1 BB and 1 K against the Pirates.

Richard Bleier made his Spring Training debut for the Rangers. Unfortunately, he didn't fare too well. Bleier pitched 1 2/3 innings and gave up 1 run on 2 hits and 2 BBs against the Reds.

1 comment:

William said...

Not sure why the Red Sox need a LOOGY but Schoeneweis seems like a better option than Alan Embree.

Stern is just the latest young guy to get jobbed by a team that seems to prefer talentless veterans over their home grown talent. Why bother drafting the guys if they never give them a chance?