Monday, April 09, 2012


I am not a baseball expert but I play one on the internet.

The starting pitching has been as good if not better than expected. (Remember, however, they were playing "lowly" Pittsburgh.)

The starting offense has been even worse than expected.

The closer has been as good as expected.

The middle of the bullpen has been as unreliable as expected.

The manager has been as inscrutable as expected.

The defense has been as uneven as expected.

Add it all up and you have a starting staff that held the opposition to two runs in three games and an offense that managed six runs total in three games.

It's too soon to panic, especially since expectations are being met.