Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tallet tagged for 10 runs in Royals rout

After putting together a pair of solid starts as a member of the Jays starting rotation, it all came crashing down like a ton of bricks on Brian Tallet Wednesday night against Kansas City.

The Royals teed off on the lanky left hander , sending him to the showers early after four awful innings. Tallet was lit up for 10 earned runs by a previously anemic Kansas City attack. He did not look pretty, serving up three home runs, giving up 11 hits in all. With the pathetic performance, his season ERA spiked from 2.95 to 6.45. All this from a guy who turned heads after surrendering just 1 run in his first two starts since 2006.

Funny how one disgusting outing can change the perception of a player. Before Wednesday, he was the toast of the team, particularly because of his amazing mustache. After this evening, the naysayers will point to this outing by Tallet in saying the Jays starting rotation is too shaky to compete in the American League East.

He'll bounce back. After all, could it get much worse?

1 comment:

jim mora jr. said...

i'm shocked that a man with such a well-groomed moustache could pitch so poorly... i truly thought that a quality stache went hand-in-hand with a quality pitcher... boy, was i wrong... send him to single "A" to get straightened out...