The last time Adam Eaton did what Blanton did last night, allow less than two runs in a road game, was August 1st of 2006. The last time he had an ERA under 5 was 2005. Blanton has a career ERA under 4.30 and has two years under 4, something Eaton has never done. Adam Eaton is the 4th highest paid player on the team while Blanton makes less than Geoff Jenkins and Tom Gordon, and only slightly more than Pedro Feliz. Eaton sucks, Blanton does not, so let's end all these Blanton-Eaton comparisons that have been so prominent over the last two weeks.
Joy In The Pain Of Others
The only thing that's missing from the pic below is The Rat following the play with that stupid, dejected look on his face.
I couldn't find any quotes from Wagner after the game, but I'm sure he blamed Ramon Castro or Jerry Manuel or Put Burrell or one of his alpacas or somebody.
Myers Looks For A Win
The last time Brett Myers had a win over a major league team was May 30th, when the Phils beat the Marlins 12-3. Two months of losses, no decisions, and minor league victories from out opening day starter...ugh. His opponent today is Todd Wellemeyer. Wellemeyer started against the Phils back in June and gave up 8 of the 20 runs the Cardinals would surrender. Hopefully the Phils come into the game a confident bunch and throw a 10 spot on the board. Given Myers' penchant for giving up the long ball, they may need 10 runs to take this game. Here's to winning a series against a team with a winning record...