the pirates, utilizing perhaps the most awkward lineup i've seen since i began fantasy in 2001, have tagged jesse "jesus" foppert for 5 runs in 4 innings.
our lord and savior's line: 100 pitches, 4 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
and to think, people were going to drop solid proven players to acquire this kid. shrug. say what you want about prior and the parallels, but his first game was like, 6 IP, 2 ER, 10 K, 1 or 2 BB, and like 4-5 H against these same pirates.
well it ake that back, they had armando rios.
speaking of the pirates lineup, check this out:
randall simon - 1b
reggie sanders - LF
pokey reese - 2B
jack wilson - SS
jeff suppan - P
kenny lofton - CF
jason kendall - C
matt stairs - RF
aramis ramirez - 3b
its possible that cbs.sportsline.com just goofed and botched the entry of hte lineup tho.
On my bench, with a gaggle of spot pitchers, I waived Fossum to
get the "next Prior". I figured why not, but with all this Foppert
mania, I am sitting here with Chacon, thinking, earth to fantasy
land, here is a pitcher who has actually done something. I haven't
seen Chacon's next matchup, but if it is favorable, I guarantee you
I will start him.
Unfortunately I missed all of Foppert's pitching, but I know all runs were given up in the first with at least three of the five hits coming then, too. What innings were the 4 walks and other 2 hits? Perhaps his first inning in the bigs was tough. Did he do well the next three, though?
All I'm suggesting is that this kid is still gonna be as great as everyone is hoping and perform to his potential. Hang on to him, he's going to get at least one more start, and I'm positive he'll do well.
was anyone watching the game? I wasn't, but if they left him in that long, I'm sure his stuff was decent. His control was off, but he gave up 2 hits and a couple walks after the 1st. A shakey 1st inning, but he'll bounce back, i'm keeping him (shouldn't have started him tonight though, i got greedy)
I was pumped when he took the mound and struck out Lofton to start the game though.....
It definately wasn't good, but I don't see how you can call someone a bust after one start (with one bad inning). I'm not panicking, but unless he is lights out next time, Jensen will get his spot in the rotation back. But it will only be a matter of time before Foppert gets another chance.
Foppert is supposed to start on Sunday again. But I just read this at rototimes:
Jason Schmidt left the Giants on Tuesday following the death of his mother, according to the AP. He will miss his scheduled start on Thursday.
That may move Foppert's start to Saturday. Either way, it's gonna be against the Phillies.
EDIT: something I just heard. Foppert was one pitch away from getting out of the first inning with only one run scored (it was 0-2 with 2 outs), but a bloop single on the next pitch screwed it up. Sounds like he didn't do too bad, but rather missed his location once.
prior was 7 innings 1 er 6 k's i believe.....and please dont make those "the next" comparisons. the minors are not the same as the majors. talk to me about foppert vs. prior when foppert has started 20 games in the majors.