24 May 2005

Jon Papelbon Update 5.24.05

Jon Papelbon

3-2, 2.27 ERA, 47.2 IP, 31 H, 12 ER, 7 HR, 14 BB, 44 K

Box from 22nd May | (L)
5.2 IP, 5 H, 3 BB, 3 ER, 4 K, 0 HR

This was likely Papelbon's worst start of the season thus far. Here's MaineToday's game recap.

The second game featured two former Mississippi State pitchers, Bowie's Eric Dubose (3-4) and Portland's Jon Papelbon (3-2). Dubose, who made 14 starts for Baltimore last season, threw a four-hitter over six innings. Papelbon allowed three runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Portland got only one runner to third base - Pedroia, with his triple in the sixth inning.

Box from 16th May | (ND)
6.2 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 5 K, ER, HR

Even though his results are still strong, it's worth noting that his K/9 are starting to decline a bit, and his walk rates are rising a bit. He's still being victimized by the HR, but there are some reports that more than a few of his 7 surrendered this season were wind-aided.

MaineToday's game recap:

West's drop came with two out in the seventh inning, and led to three unearned runs after starter Jon Papelbon left the game after giving up a one-out homer to Mike Woods - just the second hit for Erie. That made the score 3-1. David Murphy had accounted for Portland's three with his first home run this season in the third inning, then doubling to drive in a run and coming around to score in the two-run fifth.

"Papelbon pitched well, but he was starting to elevate the ball," Claus said. "That was going to be his last inning anyway."

The 6 1/3-inning effort reduced his earned run average to 1.93. He has given up just 10 runs, seven homers, this season.

Overall, things are still looking strong for Jon. Keep checking back here for updates.

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  • TROT!

    Does this mean he wins a Gold Glove too?

    The Lindsey Lohan Era has ended with her coming down with a wicked case of anorexia. Let's remember the good times...

    Not the bad...

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    Sigh. Anorexia is such a bummer man.

    Quick little rant here- Erin and I went to see Star Wars Episode III for a second time on Sunday, and it was in a theater- the Loews on 86th and 3rd- where the doors butt directly up against the lobby. In other words, there is no space/ dark hallway to shield from the neon lights outside.

    And since this movie was predictably filled, and with a LOT of kids, there was, I shit you not, a steady stream of people in and out of the movie the ENTIRE FUCKING TIME. I get it if your kid is getting situated in the first 20 minutes. Fine. Whatever. I don't do it, but I don't pierce my nipples either, and that doesn't make me hate people that do.

    But really, you're paying $10.75 for you and your kid to see the fucking movie- Star Wars- and you're getting up during the last hour? During the last lightsaber fight? Why the fuck even come then? I couldn't believe it.

    Also, no one clapped at the first show I saw, the 11 o'clock on Friday, but they were clapping a TON on Sunday. They clapped the first time they saw Yoda, the first time Yoda talked, the first time he drew a lightsaber, the first time the Emperor calls Anakin "Darth Vader," the first time they see him in the suit, the first time he talks... and on and on. A little bit much.

    The best though was during the commercials before the show. This military recruitment commercial comes on, and some fucking soccer mom self-impressed bitch of a woman starts to clap at the end. Ugh. Then again, maybe she knows someone in the Army. Anyway, it's lame no matter what.

    So then this commercial for a teen TV show comes on, and when the girl in it drops her towel getting out of the shower, I clapped myself. Erin hit me. It ruled.

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