Courtesy of the Rays’ pre-game press notes – which I never fail to find fascinating.
- During the live-ball era only one other team won a game despite walking as mny as fourteen batters and holding its opponents to to or fewer runs – the New York Giants walked 14 Phillies and won 3-2 on September 26 1954
- None of the Yankee walks scored.
- Big Seth walked the leadoff man in each of the first 4 innings. Thats only happened twice in the past 10 years.
- Every starting Yankee walked.
Now, hopefully all of that is out of the Rays’ systems, and we can get back to playing some more, um, orthadox baseball.
Mark Hendrickson is starting tonight having returned from the Disabled List (or as it may soon be called the Rays List). Hopefully he can come somewhere close to the great stuff he showed in his season opener against Baltimore.
Greg Norton has been called up in place of Jorge Cantu – Greg was pretty unlucky to miss out on making the team out of Spring Training – he had showed some excellent stuff, but went down injured a few days before the season opener.
And Delmon Young, who I mentioned earlier had thrown his bat at an umpire in a minor leaue game yesterday, has been suspended indefinitely pending a view of the incident.