Wednesday, May 09, 2007

One mistake? Please...

The Post and other are reporting that Jason Simontacchi made just one mistake last night: "His one mistake turned into a three-run homer by Prince Fielder in the sixth, his last inning."

That is a very charitable view of Simontacchi's performance. He pitched much better than we had expected, but in Fielder's prior two at bats he absolutely scorched the ball, both for outs. And in the sixth, Simontacchi was punched around like an aging boxer. He's very lucky that he only gave up three runs; he got his first out in the same at bat in which Ricky Weeks hit a foul ball about as far as a person of his size can hit it.

All in all, a pretty good outing for Simontacchi, but not as good as some have suggested.

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