Monday, May 3, 2010

See Below

Kevin Youkilis was 2-3 with 2 BBs (1 IBB), 1 HBP, 1 HR (his 5th), 1 double (his 8th), 1 RBI, and 3 runs scored against the Angels.

Ian Kinsler was 2-4 with 1 double (his 1st) against the A's.

Ike Davis was 1-5 with 1 double (his 4th) and 1 run scored against the Reds. Davis faced Mike Leake, a former teammate from Arizona State.

Scott Schoeneweis pitched 1 inning and gave up 4 runs on 4 hits, 2 BBs, and 1 K. Fortunately for Schoeneweis, there was no chance he could blow the lead. Terry Francona has used him a lot - and not just against lefties. Has Schoeneweis pitched well? No. Has Francona played to his strengths as a lefty specialist? No. Will he be cut soon? Yes. Is that fair? Probably.

1 comment:

William said...

Francona falls into the trap many managers fall into by playing relievers they feel comfortable with. Therefore they get overused until they aren't effective anymore and then a new cycle begins. Schoeneweis hasn't been doing badly and had been useful until last night. But I put that on Francona and not the pitcher.