Post-show blog for 8/14
So no sooner did we finish the show than we found the news that Lou Piniella has dropped the idea of starting Jeff Szamardzija (right) on Sunday, and Sean Marshall will start instead. Siano and I didn’t like the idea in the first place so good decision Lou!
Also, note that David Price gave up 3 runs on 7 hits in 4 innings in a Triple-A start last night, so everyone expecting him to come up and dominate down the stretch will just have to wait a little while longer. I’ll stick with my original opinion here: he comes up late in the season but in a Joba ’07 type of role, and doesn’t pitch enough innings to make any impact this season. Nice keeper, though.
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