Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Yep, Still Colby Lewis

Colby Lewis made a start for the A's yesterday as we continue our merry-go-round of 5th starters. Dallas Braden, the de facto 5th starter as of late, was, despite fair-ish K/9 and K/BB numbers and awesome ability to throw a screwball, passed up for Lewis, who was looking pretty decent at Sacramento.

And so he got his call. And so he made his start.

one, done

And so we remembered he was Colby Lewis. 3.1 IP, 0 Ks, 2 BBs, 12 H, 10 ER, 2 HR. But besides that, Mrs. Lincoln, how'd you like the play?

Lenny Dinardo did a fine patchjob, inasmuch as a 10 run game can be patched. He went 4 2/3, struck out 3, walked 1, and allowed none. He's had a pretty fine season so far. It's mostly been mostly mop up work, but he's got a 1.83 ERA in 19 2/3 innings. He apparently can go five innings, mixes a fair assortment of breaking stuff, and can deal pretty consistently in the high 80's. He's also left handed, so if that doesn't scream "average fifth starter" at you like it does me, you need to pay attention to more teams' fifth starters.

Other developments from yesterday's game: Marco Scutaro, back above the Mendoza Line. Jason Kendall, still hopelessly below it.

Also don't look now, but Bobby Crosby is an acceptable offensive shortstop again! .260/.309/.409. .718 OPS! Hell, he's better than Eric Chavez. Sorry Bobby, I was wrong to deride you as the worst player in baseball. That title can be safely given to the aformentioned Chavez now.

(p.s. Rich Harden please come back soon and have a few nice starts so we can trade you away for somebody who's arm won't fall off after every 6 starts.)

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