Sunday's roto roundup is highlighted by four pitchers-Jake Peavy, Clayton Kershaw, Olver Perez and Kenshin Kawakami-getting rocked, with Peavy, Perez and Kawakami taking it on the chin at home.
Jake Peavy-Peavy faced a bad hitting Pirates squad missing two of their best hitters-Ryan Doumit and Nate McLouth. Peavy gave up 5 runs on 6 hits and 4 walks, striking out 6. His ERA is approaching 6.00 and his trade value is dropping with each passing day.
Clayton Kershaw-something told me Kershaw would get pounded today in Colorado. The Rockies rocked Kershaw for 9 runs in 4 2/3rds innings, as Kershaw gave up 8 hits, 4 walks, and 2 HRs. Kershaw's ERA is now over 7. Do you buy low on Kershaw?
Oliver Perez-Perez may be the straw that breaks Omar Minaya's career as the Mets GM. Minaya signed Perez to a 3 year deal in the off-season, rather than going after Derek Lowe. Perez thanked him on Sunday by allowing 7 runs on 9 hits, 3 walks and 2 HRs vs a very bad Nationals team. Perez's ERA is now 9.31. I wonder if Jerry Manuel will move Perez into the bullpen after his comments over the weekend about making drastic changes.
Kenshin Kawakami-the 5th inning was the undoing of many pitchers on Sunday, including Kawakami who didn;t make it out of the 5th after giving up 8 runs on 8 hits and 2 HRs to Jay Bruce.Kawakami's ERA now stands at 7.06.
Hitting Stars on Sunday:
Jay Bruce-3 for 3, 2 HRs, 4 RBI
Joey Votto-3 for 3, 3 RBI, 2 RS
Shane Victorino-2 for 5, 4 RBI
Pedro Feliz-3 for 5, 2 RBI, 2 RS
Adam Jones-3 for 4, 3 RBI, 2 RS, HR, SB
Brian Roberts-4 for 5, 3 RS
Howie Kendrick- 3 for 5, HR, 4 RBI
Torii Hunter- 3 for 5, 2 RS
Kosuke Fukudome-3 for 4, HR, 5 RBI
Ryan Spilborghs-2 for 4, HR, 3 RBI, 2 RS
Adam Laroche-2 for 3, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 RS, 2 BB
Pablo Sandoval-4 for 4, HR, 3 RBI, 2 RS