Listening the the Yankees/Devil Rays game on XM Radio's Channel 176, I was reminded why I don't like Devil Rays starting pitcher Scott Kazmir as much as his ability should dictate. With a 5-3 lead, Scott Kazmir was removed because of a high pitch count. In came reliever Shawn Camp, and he preceded to blow the win for Kazmir.
Kazmir was a $20 draftee yesterday. John Lackey went for $28. The strengths of their bullpens accounts for the difference in draft price. Can anyone imagine Lackey getting wins blown if he leaves in the 6th inning with a lead? Speier, Shields and Rodgriguez say, "No!"
In better Devil Rays news, Elijah Dukes homered over the 408' sign in Yankee Stadium. If he'd only steal a base, then I could beging fielding trade offers for him!