Chucky and I are so over!
Tremendous job by Big Dawgs Hunt in DC stepping in for the AWOL Johnny Archives and coming up with the date of the infamous Ted Lilly-and-I-are-through show. Check out the archive for June, 2005, scroll down and click the link for "The Fantasy 411 for June 15, 2005", then fast-forward (if you like) to about the 10:36 mark where the magic begins…
The irony is that I opted for Jason Marquis in that pitch -or- ditch segment, and against Lilly, and guess how it turned out? Yeah, that’s right, Lilly threw a gem while Marquis muddled through five lousy innings as the Blue Jays beat the Cardinals, 5-2.
Of course, I did get the last laugh on my two-timing ex, because even though Marquis was nothing special in ’05, Lilly had probably his worst season. Sure Lilly was far superior with the strikeout rate, but Marquis topped him in every other fantasy category… take that, Chucky!
Anyway, we’ve seen these seductive stretches from Chucky before, so let’s see if that shiny 2.37 ERA holds up along with that 0.48 ground out to fly out ratio… a few more of those are gonna leave the yard as the weather heats up and I won’t feel too bad about it.
Coming up soon, my all "hitters hit, but I’d be worried about these guys" team for April…