Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Transplanted Ex-Mets Pitchers

Scott Kazmir got lit up by the Yankees last night, giving up four runs (3 earned) on seven hits over five innings, including a two-run homerun by Derek Jeter. The Yankees beat the Devil Rays, 9-1, in Tampa.

Jae Seo was awful in his most recent start for the Dodgers, giving up 5 runs in 3.2 innings on sunday, raising his ERA to 7.64 on the season. During last night's Mets broadcast, Keith Hernandez speculated that, after a full turn through the league, hitters have figured out Seo's approach by now and have simply made the adjustment.

Braden Looper pitched a scoreless inning for the Cardinals last night, in a 6-3 victory over the Pirates. Loop has allowed seven hits and two walks, while striking out five, in 10 innings of work this season. He has a 1.74 ERA, with one Hold and one Blown Save this season. If I'm reading his stats correctly, he's allowed two out of three inherited runners to score this season. Meanwhile, his 'pen mate Jason Isringhausen has overcome some early-season struggles to convert his last three save opportunities, including one last night.

Kris Benson (2-2, 3.70 ERA) is on the hill against the Blue Jays in Toronto tomorrow.

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