Yovanni pitched his first shut-out of his career last night in a stunning pitchers duel that resulted Johan being yanked in the 9th inning. Jerry Manuel, the Mets skipper, decided to pull his ace after throwing 8 scoreless frames and limiting the Crew to only 3 hits. For some oddball reason, Manuel thought some pitcher that sounds like Yoshi would fair better. Boy was he wrong.
Corey Hart hit a towering shot to Right-Center field to win the game.
Ken Macha & Rick Peterson finally grew a set of balls and allowed Yo to throw over 110 pitches (120). He struck out 7, gave up 8 hits, and walked one. No doubt, this was his best outing of his career (he's only 24).
The middle of the line-up tallied a hit each.
Corey Hart's HR made me forget about his stupid female portrait (tatoo) on his right arm. I realize this may have some sort of significance to him. But man is that a bad tat.
*Chris Capuano was called up from AAA last night. He hasn't pi
tched in a big league game sine 2007. My guess is that they'll use him in the bull pen. We all knew a decision had to be made soon. Milwaukee had to either call him-up or let him walk to another team.
*Edmounds returns Monday
*Ken Macha had an A's team that was 18-32 before they turned it around and finished with 88 wins. Still....with this pitching staff, it's a long shot that will turn it around. I will believe it when they get to .500 anyways.