Bizarro World

August 14, 2010 – 2:26 pm

Kansas City 4, NYY 3. As the old adage goes, you can’t win ’em all, and it’s certainly hard to fault a team that has the best record in MLB, and five more wins than the leaders of the other two divisions in the AL. But when you are playing one of the worst teams in the league and they try to hand the game to you with sloppy defense and bad base running, and you still can’t win — well, it’s disappointing. It seems like this would be the perfect time to go on a hot streak and put some distance between the Rays and Red Sox so they would have a cushion going in to the home stretch, but it looks like that just isn’t meant to be. In fact, right now the East seems to have ventured in to Bizarro World — while the Yankees, Tampa Bay, and Boston struggle to even play .500 ball, Toronto and Buck Showalter’s Baltimore Orioles are the ones on hot streaks. Go figure.

And speaking of Bizarro World, what was the deal with Dustin Moseley last night? After three pretty good starts while filling in for Andy Pettitte in the rotation, all of a sudden he had no control whatsoever in the first two innings, and was lucky to escape giving up just three runs. But then there was the short rain delay, and when he went back out in the third, his control was much improved and he was looking a lot more like his previous starts. One can only surmise that Dave Eiland spotted something and was able to get it corrected during the delay. Hopefully that’s the case, as the news on Andy Pettitte is not all that encouraging, and quite frankly, I’m not all that optimistic about when or even if Pettitte will return, and when/if he does, just how effective he will be. Moseley could be getting a lot of innings over the remainder of the season.

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