...the pitching has been positively lights out since the boys got back from their extended All-Star break vacation.Peter Abraham
broke down the pertinent numbers for us. Behold:
12 earned runs
61 strikeouts 1.89 ERA
Look at that walk-to-strikeout ratio! And the ERA, my goodness!
And this has all been accomplished with a pitching roster than includes the likes of Sidney Ponson and LaTroy Hawkins.
Can they keep it up down the stretch? It's unlikely, to be honest. Sir Sidney will implode - hopefully just in time for Hughsie or IPK to make a triumphant return (wishful thinking?) - and Jose Veras will come back to earth. Jobamania will have a bad outing (unless he really IS superhuman). Moose will remember he's an old man. Mariano will remember he's not a machine. But what the staff has done of late is a terrific start to what we hope will be another league-leading, playoff-worthy second half.
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