Ouch. They've given up 35 home runs in June, and their relief staff sports a major league-worst 6.01 ERA. Things are so bad that one of the pitchers they're reportedly interested in is the Yankees' Tanyon Sturtze, he of the 5.13 lifetime ERA. OK, OK, that is better.
Dontrelle Willis is 12-3 with a 2.04 ERA, four complete games and three shutouts. But how about this one? He's hitting .250 (11-for-44), just three points fewer than what opposing batters are doing against him. And don't think that hasn't come up in the clubhouse.
[editor's note: just for comparison's sake, take a look at how Willis compares with the Yankee's Tony Womack...
yeah, I don't understand either why Torre continues to write Womack's name on the lineup card]
I'll leave you with the bit about my favorite team:
So far, they've had winning streaks of five, six and 10 games. They've also had losing streaks of six, four (three times) and three (twice) games. They're 0-26 when scoring fewer than four runs. And they're 4-12 against the Devil Rays, Royals and Brewers. We say it's all Tony Womack's fault.
c'mon, go read. you know you want to. It's always good for a chuckle!