With the season 1/3 of the way complete there are still two starting pitchers that have taken their regular turn every 5th day and have yet to register a win. Losers Kenshin Kawakami and Kevin Millwood, both high-paid, have been big disappointments thus far. However, neither is getting sufficient run support, and their respective teams have won some the games in which they started. Ryan Rowland-Smith and Ian Snell of the hapless Seattle Mariners are saved from this distinction because they haven't started 10 games, as they've spent some time in relief. Same goes for the Mets wildly ineffective Oliver Perez and his 36 walks to 33 strikeouts. The Royals Gil Meche was DL'd in time to also not make this list. Justin Masterson and Felipe Paulino just notched their first wins of the year last night or they'd hold this dubious honor as well.
Kenshin Kawakami/ATL- 11 starts, 8 losses, 4.91 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 3.18 run support.
Kevin Millwood/BAL- 12 starts, 6 losses, 4.29 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 2.75 run support.
Who will snap the win drought first?
Burn After Reading:
*No Guts, No Glory has video of a minor league melee due to one cocky s.o.b.'s celebratory stroll around the bases following a long drive.
*Bootlegger Sports tells of Lakers coach Phil Jackson and his $50 payout to his players that balls-up and take a charge.
*Sportress of Blogitude not only has one of the coolest headers for a blog, they also dedicated a post to the passing of the world's ugliest dog...f'ugly-ass bitch!
*Thanks to Mike over at River Avenue Blues, a Yankees blog, for continually hooking More Hardball up with links on MLB Trade Rumors.
*We Should Be GMs are not amused by the Phils woeful offense, so they decided to amuse themselves and do some Phillies-themed remixes to some classic songs: Sublime- What I Got, Billy Joel- Piano Man, Afroman- Because I Got High, and Johnny Cash- Folsom Prison Blues.
*Sharapova's Thigh thinks Ozzie Guillen speaks his own Twitter language and that language is borderline retard.