I'll bake some cookies
Geez, this "welcome to the D'backs rotation" hazing their putting BH Kim through is mighty inpressive.
A lot like what Randy Johnson
had in 1999 when he went 17-9 2.48 ERA on a 100-win team that led the league in run-scoring b/c they chose his starts to get no-hit, 1-hit, 2-hit & 3-hit in four straight starts.
But BK is supposed to be a better hitter than RJ was, so there's really no excuse for tonight's shut out. He left 2 on base. But I still like his chances for moving up in the order eventually.
When BR (Babe Ruth) made the transition, on his pitching days, he first hit in the 9 hole, but I don't think we can afford that.
Elmer is 3-for-9 and hits lefties very well over the past 3 years:
.279 BA .354 OBP, .302 SLG, .656 OPS
Elmer Dessens 3-year batting splits
He obviously should have been considered as a pinch-hitter--I thought BB liked to go with the hot bat?