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Saturday, August 19, 2006

Wandy? Wandy??? NOOOOO!!!!

Brandon Backe, who had been quite good in his last couple of starts since his return from the DL, was sent back to the disabled list after last night's start with a sore right elbow - the same sore elbow, apparently, which kept him on the DL for three months earlier this season. Replacing Backe on the 25-man roster and starting tonight against Milwaukee is Wandy Freaking Rodriguez. Yes, the same Wandy who has a 6.92 ERA after five starts in Triple-A.
Dave Borkowski, who pitched six very good innings of relief earlier in the week, was apparently supplanted by Wandy, who has proven to be a bad starting pitcher. Yet another move from Astros' management that makes no sense whatsoever. Why would you expect anything else? If Oswalt missing a start, Backe going back to the DL and Wandy back in the rotation. Kiss the playoffs goodbye, Houston fans.


Blogger Scott said...

I cannot believe that this move did not work out. Wandy may be a nice guy, but he should never wear a major-league uniform again. He is simply not talented enough. Unfortunately for Astros fans, you get the feeling that he'll be around for a while, getting another dozen opportunities to 'figure it out'.

Sun Aug 20, 11:51:00 AM  

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