Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Pitching, Pitching, Pitching!

The Nationals have claimed Zach Day off waivers from the Colorado Rockies. To make room for him, they've designated Wiki Gonzalez for assignment (meaning he's off the 40-man roster, and if he clears waivers, which is likely, he stays Nats' property.)

Michael O'Connor (06 stats)will be called up tomorrow from New Orleans to start. Either Jason Bergmann or Brendan Harris will likely be shipped down. And Day will join the Nats on Friday. (Perhaps in O'Connor's place?)

O'Connor has pitched well in New Orleans, striking out 13 in 9.2 innings, but he has walked 7 -- which Frank definitely won't like!

  • More on O'Connor.

    He's a lefty who attended George Washington. He pitched all of last year with Potomac at Single-A. He had decent strikeout numbers, but his control looks a bit shaky. He gave up 14 homers in 167 innings pitched. (Career stats)

    I wouldn't expect a whole lot out of him tomorrow, and it'd shock me if he went more than four; Pujols and Rolen are going to eat him alive.

    It's sad that we're grasping at straws this early in the season. Pitching, pitching, pitching indeed.


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