note that i wrote this last night, and thought it was posted, but something happened…in many directions. computer. american league. time.
tim wakefield and carlos torres were cooperating, but carl pavano would not.
i did not need much from him. six innings. five whiffs. 1.25 whip.
i did not get it.
although, at the point when he gave up three rbi and a hit to mags, i was, for a flicker, in first. because he did get the strikeouts and that got me a point.
but, part of my last week strategy was sitting justin masterson because he simply could not be trusted to protect in whip and era. at least pavano could help in whip and he has pitched well against the tigers.
so, masterson strikes out 11 and gives up almost nothing over seven while pavano is getting raked.
now, i did have to sit masterson. but, the two weeks i did, this season, he pitched great.
if i can pull the string and get it right with chad gaudin, how can i be so off with masterson?
i guess it is the zen. that balance thing.
but, one other thing i know is, whether it kills me or not, i had to sit masterson, and never second guess a move like that as a caclulated attempt to win.
but, that does not mean it is not killing me justin…