It’s a holiday, and though I’m back at it Monday, I did take a couple of days off over the weekend for a Memorial Day break. I went to Cambria and stayed at a wild bed & breakfast joint that was plenty o’ fun (Victoria’s Last Resort), and then drove down the coast to see Hearst Castle (this is a picture of the fancy pool with my feet as I took a break from the tour to enjoy the view). It was a nice little break away.
Nick Franklin is up as Dustin Ackley was sent to the minors. Franklin needs to be added in every format (.324/.440/.472 in 39 games at Triple-A), while those of you holding on to Ackley might as well hit the waiver-wire and find something else that can help you out.
Oh, I went with the official Baseball Guys’ Gnome too. Some action photos of him follow.
Hanley Ramirez is running the bases. Seems like his hammy is improving. Could be back in a week to 10 days maybe?
Fernando Rodney is still awful. Five blown saves, 18 walks an a 6.05 ERA and 1.76 WHIP over 19.1 innings. His May numbers are even worse: 7.36 ERA, 1.82 WHIP, two loses, four blown saves. The team STILL says he will be the closer. Don’t get it. Meanwhile Joel Peralta has a 1.93 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 27 Ks in 23.1 innings…
Going great, likely to exceed expectations by a large amount, but still thy make me nervous…
Starling Marte in May: .278/.333/.444. Be wary of the approach (22 Ks, three walks in 23 games).
Carlos Gomez in May (homers be damned): .291/.319/.535. Be wary of the approach: 27 Ks, four walks in 23 games.