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San Francisco Giants 5th starter Todd Wellemeyer has made three starts in 2010. Here is Wellemeyer’s current line through 4/22/10:

W/L

ERA

IP

H

R

HR

BB

SO

WHIP

Next start

0-3

8.16

14.1

16

13

5

11

11

1.88

Tuesday 4/27/10
vs. the Phillies

nostradamusIn an amazing coincidence, April 27, 2010 is one of the fifty-two dates on which the famous 16th century prognosticator Nostradamus predicted the world would end. Although Nostradamus only mentions Todd Wellemeyer three times in his books, he mentions Bruce Bochy 147 times!

The Giants lost their last four games: 2-1 vs the Dodgers, and 3-2, 1-0, and 5-2 versus the Padres. And, yes, you counted correctly– San Francisco  has scored 5 runs in the last 37 innings; that’s 1.21 runs per game. The good news is it beats the team’s 2009 average of 1.20 runs per game.

Tuesday’s loss to San Diego was certainly ugly: Jonathan Sanchez and Sergio Romo combined to pitch a one hitter with 11 strikeouts. Sanchez lost 1-0, and after the game Tom Shane called Romo to tell him that he does not have a friend in the diamond business.

SF Chronicle sports writer Henry Schulman reported the Elias Sports Bureau found that, since 1900, the last time the Giants lost a 1 hitter in a regulation ballgame was on September 22, 1917 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jamie Moyer got the win.

I don’t want to say San Francisco isn’t getting any respect, but for the upcoming series with the Giants, innovative St. Louis Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa told ESPN that he plans to rest his offense and bat his pitchers third, fourth, and fifth in the Cards lineup each game. St. Louis pitching coach Dave Duncan will start game 1 Friday, and game 3 Sunday.

Next: “The Hurt Locker” musical, featuring Green Day and Larry King as Nostradamus.

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