near as i can tell, tonight's atlanta starting pitcher has been out of baseball since 2003; got back into the game earlier this month, made 3 minor-league starts, and voila. has he been pitching overseas or something? anybody know?
mike carminati reports that the braves are the 1st team since 1930 to score 10 runs or more five games in a row. hear that, people? 1st time it has happened in 76 years. by the way, he adds,
then there are the cardinals, whose rash of rotation meltdowns in 2006 is significant, if not record-setting. see Cardinal70's diary and follow the link for a boatload of data on the subject, which quantify how much more often than normal the stl starting pitchers are putting the team in a shoulder-deep hole.
baseball prospectus' kevin goldstein reports the following about jaime garcia's transition to high-a ball:
jim leyland does hemingway -- great guest article at Yard Work.