"It's this thing where five [starters] are pitching great [this spring]. I'm happy for those guys. Every one goes through tough times. I don't wish anything bad on anyone. But I'm just going to work hard and get out of this funk."
(Collin Balester, via Nationals dot com, 3/20/2009)
Funky town: Official announcement on Bally coming any day now.
It really hasn't been a good Spring for The Ballystar: 15 innings, a few ups, mostly downs, sprinkled with flashes of potential.
Chico (not Matt) reminds us just how bad those 15 innings have been:
Balester's spring ERA now stands at 7.80. He's pitched five games, starting four. In those 15 innings...
H -- 20 ER -- 13 BB -- 7 K -- 9 HR -- 5