Wow, so this road record thing needs to get straighted out. We have been better at home the past couple of seasons but this year is just ridiculous. For the last three or four years we have been right around the .500 mark on the road but 4-12 just can't cut it. Luckily we are 14-4 at home. This has to balance out a little at some point.
Chuck James tosses again tonight. His ERA looks pretty rough so far but if it hadn't been for all those bad games he pitched it would look a whole lot better. Seriously though, he walked too many guys last time out and gave up a 2-run homer. I like Chuckie but I don't know how much faith I have in him right now. I guess we just cross our fingers and hope for the good CJ.
Tom Gorzelanny throws for the Pirates (he is the guy I was thinking about while writing yesterdays post) and his season has been almost as rocky as James' so far. His ERA is a large 6.91 and he is walking a man an inning and has 10 less K than walks. Yikes. Some people here would have me believe that a poor K/BB ratio isn't a a big deal, but I dunno, walking as many men as you sit down doesn't seem to be a great way to go about your business. Thats just me. Gorzelanny does have a back problem and there are some concerns that he may not start but all signs are saying he will at this point. The guy has talent so our hitters still need to stay on their toes against him.