Monday, September 12, 2005

October 1, 2000: Boston @ Tampa Bay

Bos: 2 9 0
TB: 3 10 0

This was a truly memorable game, witnessed by 28,043 fans at Tropicana Field. (Twenty eight thousand fans? In Tampa?) Lot of noteworthy things occurred on this Sunday afternoon:

--->
Steve Ontiveros, Boston reliever, appeared in his last big league game.
--->
Jesus Pena, Boston reliever, appeared in his last big league game.
--->
Sang-Hoon Lee, Boston reliever, appeared in his last big league game.
--->
Rick Croushore, Boston reliever, appeared in his last big league game.
--->
Dan Wheeler, Tampa Bay reliever, got his first big league win.

Oh, and
Hector Carrasco was referred to as "starting pitcher" for the first and only time in his career . . .

. . .
until Tuesday evening. (Well, maybe; Rocket Bill notes that Esteban Loiaza might go on three days' rest, and St. Barry refers to a mysterious "different approach" Frank Robinson plans to take with respect to his bullpen-by-kitchen-sink gameplan of late.)

Carrasco's line? Not bad, though a little lucky, it would appear: 2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO. He also committed a balk---though, strangely,
Paul Schrieber wasn't involved. (I looked it up!)

If it is Carrasco getting the call tomorrow, what can we expect? Well, considering Robinson pulled his starter after getting two outs a week ago, I wouldn't even venture to guess. But his
game log reveals a handful of two-inning appearances this season. Retrosheet informs me that the last time Carrasco went three innings in a big league game was 2001. Obviously, one should not expect any more than that, if that.

[Insert snarky "I wonder what happened to all the Nats' starting pitching" comment here.]


_____________

It's White Flag Boz Tuesday at the Washington Post. Reality has sunk in for Father Foam Finger, and he's taken it with aplomb. Out with the old and in with the new, baby!

Right now, the players about whom the Nats most desperately want answers -- Ryan Zimmerman, Ryan Church, Marlon Byrd and (cue the "Bull Durham" theme) Rick Short -- are also the players who give them the best chance to score runs for a change and maybe make some noise down the stretch. [. . .]
Wasting these last three weeks by playing thoroughly known commodities such as Vinny Castilla, Cristian Guzman, Preston Wilson and (still hobbling) Jose Vidro would be a disservice to both this season and next year as well.

Really, the only guy among the top four who figures to be a mainstay for the next generation of Nats is Zimmerman; well, maybe Church will figure in somewhere, too. Nevertheless, as Boz notes, all four players are intriguing---which is more than you can say for the bottom four, who are mostly depressing.

The column is one of those something-for-all-tastes type of ventures. It contains eclectic observations from a Baseball Man (Jack McKeon, who saw Dutch Zimmerman make two errors at short and could only say Zimm would be great) and derision of scouts who discounted Short. Boz also gets in a great collateral slam on Jim Bowden:

"Load and explode, baby, load and explode," said GM Jim Bowden last week as he passed Byrd's locker, repeating a Paige mantra. "People are going to see a whole new Marlon
Byrd."
Not if he's sitting on the bench.

Boz also notes that the injury-prone Church is motivated because "some in the organization have questioned healing time in the past"---but, of course, doesn't acknowledge that he parroted the same lines in July.

Anyway, there's something for everybody here. Well, that's not entirely true; there's no mention of starting pitchers to help out. But that's easily explained: there aren't any left.

And that, my friends, is why Hector Carrasco will apparently receive Start Number Two tomorrow evening.

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