Carp Up, Peguero Down
Sorry about the lack of a game thread today – moving into a new (to us, not to the world) house has basically sucked up every last bit of free time I’ve had of late. But, given how the season has been going lately, I’m not sure we needed another thread to say “hey, look, the M’s still can’t score.”
After the game, the M’s made the move I called for on Thursday, optioning Carlos Peguero back to Tacoma and recalling Mike Carp. Wedge made it sound like Carp is actually going to get to play fairly regularly this time, though I’d imagine he’ll split time between LF and DH, and if Kennedy gets traded before July 31st, DH is probably the more likely (and better) spot for him. I don’t think Carp is anything special, but given how well he’s hitting in Tacoma, it makes sense to give him a few hundred at-bats and just see how it goes. That’s what you do in losing seasons – give chances to guys who have earned a look. Carp has earned one.