Left Field:Problem Solved
Posted by The Right Reverend on April 24, 2006
Okay, not really. The Cardinals purchased the minor league contract of Timo Perez from the Cincinnati Reds. According to his Baseball Reference page, he's a lifetime .263/.302/.374 hitter. His page is sponsored by a baseball equipment company, which asks the question- "Timo uses Akadema gear… do you?" I'm sure Akadema is a fine producer of batting gloves and bats, but dropping Timo's name in order to sell your equipment is like dropping William Hung's name in order to sell your dance lesson videos.
Meanwhile, John Gall keeps hitting in Memphis. The Cardinals have a total of 2 pinch-hits all season, and with Taguchi still struggling and Schumaker regulated to the role of a late-game defensive replacement, what are the Cardinals waiting for?
Down in AA today, Chris Lambert had a good outing, striking out 9 in 6 innings while allowing 2 hits, 2 walks and no runs. Springfield Cory Doyne pitched two innings to close the game and didn't allow a run. Doyne hasn't allowed a run in all 7 of his appearances.