I also got stuck with that mess last night. Billingsly didn't have his good stuff, for sure, but he also got bit by a bloop single that would have ended the inning. He also got both his outs by K.
Bills didn't improve his changes of getting into the rotation with that performance, but I don't think he hurt them much either. Tomko got into the jam to begin with and Bills was called in to mop up the mess. That's not what starters do.
Bottom line: as I said above, I have no idea why Bills was not in the rotation out of ST. He was a highly-hyped prospect who finished up 2006 strongly, he had a strong ST in 2007 and . . . he got bumped from the rotation in favor of such fearsome studs as Henrickson and Tomko. Madness.
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