October 23, 2007
Rockies add Cook to World Series roster, will start Game 4 (AP, 10/23/07)
Aaron Cook was added Tuesday to the Colorado Rockies' roster for the World Series, and he'll start Game 4 at home against Boston.
Cook, who was the Rockies' opening-day starter, hasn't pitched in a major league game since Aug. 10 because of a strained muscle in his side. [...]
With Cook, who was 8-7 with a 4.12 ERA, rookie Franklin Morales goes to the bullpen, giving manager Clint Hurdle a third left-handed reliever to go with Jeremy Affeldt and Brian Fuentes.
So, despite the fact that the Sox have struggled for several years against hard-throwing lefties--including flailing helplessly at Scott Kazmir, who Morales resembles somewhat--the Rox will start a Wang/Carmona/Westbrook clone who hasn't pitched in two months and will be insanely overthrowing his sinker in Mile High? And this gains them what? The chance to Tony La Russa Big Papi three times instead of just two? Might it not be germane that if you have the opportunity to use three different match-ups against him it will mean the Sox have already scored about 15 runs?
Posted by Orrin Judd at October 23, 2007 4:42 PM