Friday, June 19, 2009
Six players in one word
Nick Blackburn— good. His first complete game.
Joe Mauer — ill. Not in the current slang sense, but in the real sense. It was time for him to get a day off.
Dontrelle Willis — anxious. Or something. He says he's fine, but the Tigers have returned him to the disabled list with anxiety disorder. I continue to be skeptical of the medical claim.
Magglio Ordonez — benched. Man has lost his power. He's slugging .343.
Michael Cuddyer — fine.
Dusty Rhodes — remembered. The pinch-hitter extraordinaire of the 1954 Giants died Wednesday. He wasn't a great player — wasn't even a particularly productive pinch hitter over the course of his career — but he had a magical season in '54 for Leo Durocher, and it made him a legend.