Erik Bedard, LH Jeremy Sowers, LH (3-2, 6.11) (0-1, 4.76) 2B B Roberts CF G Sizemore 3B M Mora 3B C Blake RF N Markakis DH T Hafner SS M Tejada C V Martinez C R Hernandez 1B R Garko LF J Payton RF T Nixon DH K Millar SS J Peralta CF C Patterson LF J Michaels 1B C Gomez 2B J Barfield
Jeremy Sowers is left-handed, so we might as well just pack it in and forget about it. Chalk it up to six in a row unless Bedard throws a shutout, and with the way he's pitching, forget about that, too.
Not to pile on, really, but Bedard has been pretty awful. Batters are hitting .306 off of him and he's sporting a 1.61 WHIP, plus he's already allowed five home runs. He's got a nice K-rate, 31 over 28 IP. But that's about the only good thing you can say, outside of three wins with two quality starts. He's been held under 5 IP twice already.
Sowers has been effective outside of one hideous start at New York where he went 2 2/3 and allowed six earned. His first start of the year was Loewen-esque: 6 IP, 1 H, 2 ER, 5 BB, 1 K. His other two starts have been quite good.
If Corey Patterson starts again today and they don't just put Payton in center field and let Millar -- slump or not -- play, then I give up on Perlozzo's brain.