May 20, 2006
THE BIG UNFIT:
Bewildered Unit sees ERA soar (ED PRICE, May 20, 2006, Newark Star-Ledger)
Randy Johnson calls this uncharted territory. He probably can't remember details from 15 years back, or doesn't want to.
Sheffield's setback heads list of woes
Twice given a lead yesterday by his Yankees teammates -- including four runs in the first inning -- Johnson gave both away and came out of his start against the Mets with a no-decision. By allowing six runs on eight hits in five innings, Johnson saw his ERA rise to 5.62 for the season.
(ED PRICE, 5/20/06, Newark Star-Ledger)
On a day their flurry of injuries became an avalanche, the piece of Yankees health news with the most immediate impact was that Gary Sheffield had a setback in his attempted comeback from a bad left hand and wrist.
It's not just Barry Bonds who looks suddenly elderly.
Posted by Orrin Judd at May 20, 2006 8:32 AM
Johnson stunk until June last year, but his main problem then was getting crushed by the big hitters in the other team's lineup. Last night, he blew the lead against the bottom of the order twice, which is cause for concern.
Clemens is going to wind up with $30 million and one of Steinbrenner's kidneys (of both of Joe Torre's) at this rate. To pitch after the All-Star break. $2 million a start, baby.
And for him, Arizona got:
Javier Vasquez, who was traded to Chicago for Orlando Hernandez (2-4, 6.98) and Luis Vizcaino (2-2, 3.54)
Brad Halsey, who's since been traded for Juan Cruz (1-2, 6.18)
Dioneer Navarro who's in AAA for the Dodgers. I think he was released.
At least we got $9 million in cash and don't have to pay Johnson's monster salary anymore.
In other news, DiNardo (the worst starting pitcher in the AL?) actually managed to get 6 outs today. Improving. At this rate he'll be managin 4 innings per start by the end of the season.
Why would he be in the majors at the end of the season? He's the Sox 8th starter. Though he'd be the Yanks 3rd....