So, have we reached the point yet where after a big win — like last night’s 11-0 laugher — we don’t have to say, “This might be the win that gets them going!” Because really, there is no such win when you’re talking about an old, bad team.
Doug Pappas passed away today at the age of 43. I conversed with him a few times during my season at Baseball Prospectus, and I enjoyed him as a person and a writer. He will be missed.
Ramon Santiago was actually called up on the 11th, it turns out. He just hasn’t been used since the 15th — he played three straight games (12-13-14) and then not again. I’m confused about that pattern… but then, I’d be pulling Boone & Co in blowouts to put the bench in there. If Boone (say) gets taken out on a double play in the ninth protecting a nine-zero lead, this season’ll get a lot worse.