One of the beauties of baseball lies in the pitching rotation. With five starters, it is almost like you get to “start over” every 6 games. Not happy with how some of your guys did the last week? No problem, consider it all forgotten as your Ace takes the mound. Wish you had someone stable in your rotation that you can rely on? Just wait, it’ll come. That is, unless you don’t have anybody in your rotation that can be considered stable.
Fortunately for us, we do. Strangely for us, we don’t have to wait another start to get our Ace up, with the off day the powers that be decided to skip a starter and head back to the beginning. While many (all?) would like to have our 5th guy out there today, knowing that Pomeranz has the type of stuff we really need right now, nobody will be complaining when Jeremy Guthrie takes the mound today against The Giants.
The Giants will have their Ace on the mound as well, with Tim Lincecum coming off a terrible outing with a line after five and a 1/3 innings he gave up six hits, five earned and all of that helps him start the season with a nice little 8.44 ERA (oh, and the loss).
Guthrie, on the other hand, went seven innings only surrendering three runs on four hits giving him a 3.86 ERA to start the season.
Throw into the mix the fact that Timmy doesn’t like to pitch at Coors (and really doesn’t like the “juiced balls”) and we got ourselves a potential fun game tonight!