Bad: A New Kinda Bad!


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Kenley Jansen, Pedro Baez, J.P. Howell and Brett Anderson pitched in this game, so there was at least a chance that game wouldn’t be THAT bad right?


Primarily because only half of those were any good, Brett Anderson walked too many, and gave up one too many dongs, culminating in a season high 7 runs given up J.P. Howell wasn’t too much better, the offense showed up in one inning against a garbage pitcher and the team dropped it’s 4th straight, this time against the Washington nationals.

The good news was few and far in between, with Jose Peraza getting his first major league hit (and walked! Which will determine his big league projection heavily), and Carl Crawford looking like a major league hitter for a single plate appearance at least.

I dunno if this game requires a ton of analysis, the team didn’t look good at all against a better than average team with a good pitcher. There will certainly be games like this over the course of a season, but they are happening way more frequently recently and its… Disconcerting to say the least.

The team STILL has a 2.5 game lead on everybody else in the division, and as long as they get a chance in the playoffs, i’ll be not furious, but there has to be changes (like HOW THE HELL IS JOEL PERALTA STILL IN THE BULLPEN), and it’d be nice if Hernandez, he of the .291/.338/.520 seasonal triple slash line would be more than a part time player and closer to Howie Kendrick‘s full time replacement, but chalk this up to a lost game I suppose.