Season: 43-35; Home Stand: 0-3; Streak: 0-6
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Rumor has it that Rays rehabber Jeremy Hellickson might be on his way back to the Rays after yesterday’s start. I hope so. Don’t let the door hit you on your way out. He’s 0-3 in three starts. In 10 innings he’s given up 26 hits and 12 earned runs, for an ERA of 10.8 (and an FIP of 3.50). To his credit, only 4 freebies (2 walks, 2 hit-by-pitch). [stats]
Is he the only reason the Bulls are losing? Well, it’s true that in the two games before mid-season the Bulls scored 21 runs. In the six games since mid-season, they have only scored 19 runs. Yesterday they didn’t score any. And he isn’t the only pitcher doing poorly. In that same six game stretch, Hellickson is only responsible for 8 runs. The other 50 (50!) are on other players, including the guys who committed 6 errors in those games.
Things will get better, but as Charlie Montoyo was quoted in today’s Herald-Sun, “We’re not playing very good. Bad baseball.”
Bad pitching isn’t helping. Updated from yesterday,