Game #75 at Los Angeles
Angel Stadium | 3:35 | Gorzelanny vs. Bartolo Colon | Box
Five in a row. No post-game thoughts. What can you say? The Angels won another one in extras.
Read about the possibility of blowing the team up or acquiring Jarrod Saltalamacchia. I really don’t feel like writing about another loss. Think about the future.
Lots of numbers: Gorzelanny is 7-4 with a 3.01 ERA. Bartolo Colon is 6-3 with a 6.17 ERA. The Pirates have failed to score in 37 of the past 40 innings. Projected out to 162 games, our .419 winning percentage translates to 95 losses. You know, the same as in 2005. And 2006.
Gorzo will be asked to play the role of stopper this afternoon, just as Ian Snell was last evening. Hopefully he’ll do a better job. Originally, he was to face off against a Cy Young candidate, John Lackey. The Angels skipped Lackey in the rotation, though, opting to throw Colon against the Bucs.
In his last five starts, Colon has thrown 26.2 innings, allowing 46 hits and 29 runs. His ERA in three June outings is 8.44.
He also may be the ugliest player in professional baseball.