Thursday, May 14, 2009

Richmond/Frasor statistical anomaly

At the start of the season, if you were told by May 14th that Scott Richmond and Jason Frasor would have the same amount of wins, would you feel queasy? Obviously we all would have, assuming they likely had 0 wins combined with a bloated 8.75 ERA of some sorts.

Despite Richmond's awful outing against the Yankees (we can't be too quick to say he's finished already), both he and Frasor have posted 4 wins each! Who would ever have predicted that? Frasor has been an extremely reliable reliever in the bullpen, and Richmond was the American League rookie in the Month of April.

Even if the league has caught up to Richmond, and his first month of the year was a total mirage, we got one good month more than expected from the Canadian, right?

Aaron Hill injured?

For all our sake please tell us tomorrow that Aaron Hill won't miss any time after fouling a pitch off his shin Wednesday night. The Jays took him out for precautionary reasons a couple of innings after the incident, and from looking at the replays, it would seem that he'd be fine.

Still, how can you not hold your breath after this? Especially with Hill on fire to start the campaign. In 36 games, Hill has 9 home runs to go along with 30 RBI's, and is hitting a scorching .352.

There's no way he's going to miss any time, right? If he's gone, we're losing our MVP in the batting order. Joe Inglett would be a decent replacement, but he can't put up near the same numbers as Hill has, or ever will.

Let's hope our starting 2nd basemen will be back in the lineup for the rubber match of this three game tilt against the Yankees. We need him, big time.