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Thoughts On Yesterday

Tiger's closer blew-up spectacularly last night by allowing five earned runs in an inning's work.  A 6.04 ERA and 1.75 WHIP says he should be on the Closer Watch, but injuries to Joel Zumaya and Fernando Rodney have left the Tigers with no other options.  I wonder if Armando Benitez is available?

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The White Sox recalled OF Jerry Owens to replace Darin Erstad.  I've liked him for a while.  Unfortunately, I was unable to add him to my AAKO 124.14 because I had no roster flexibility in my OF/DH.  He should be a good short-term play for stolen bases.

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The Devil Rays recalled starting pitchers J.P Howell and Andy Sonnanstine.  Sonnanstine's 5:1 K/BB ratio makes him one to watch.  Neither can pitch worse than the pitchers they replaced, Casey Fossum and Jae Seo.

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Speaking of recalled AAA starters with great K/BB ratios, the Twins Kevin Slowey pitched a gem against the suddenly healthy Oakland A's.  In six innings, he allowed a homerun to Eric Chavez in his last inning and allowed five hits an two walks to go with three strikeouts.  An excellent debut, but I worry about the low Ks.

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What the Hell is wrong with Marlins' lefty Scott Olson?  He was lit-up again to run his season numbers to 5.35 ERA and 1.62 WHIP.  A lefty with 166 Ks last season while pitching in a favorable park made him a trendy sleeper, but he has been awful or indistinct in all but a couple starts this season.  It's been so bad that I am not sure he is a buy-low candidate either.