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Matchup/Game Thread at Colorado 8:05 CDT

Wandy Rodriguez Jason Hirsh
2 - 5, 4.53 2 - 5, 5.10
Jason Hirsh is coming off his worst start as a major leaguer, as the anemic Cardinals--who most recently combined to score a somewhat below-average eight runs in 21 innings against Astro starters--went bananas against Hirsh, dropping ten hits and eight runs on him May 30th.

When it comes down to it, his struggles on the 30th reflected the month in its entirety for Hirsh, who finished 73rd of 76* in ERA for the month among those National Leaguers throwing a minimum of 20 innings in May. His WHIP of 1.60 for May was 66th.

Do Hirsh's recent struggles invalidate in my mind the idea I've had that his trade was a poor one?


Not at all.

* Hirsh had a 6.68 ERA for the month. Last and number 77 in ERA among those NLers who threw 20 in May was none other than Matt Albers.
Small world.