"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Mike Myers is ridiculously useless

Mike Myers' (pictured) only job is to get left-handers out, and he can't even do that on a regular basis.

Joe Torre brings him in every time a lefty is up in a big spot, and he always seems to give up the big hit. In the bottom of the seventh tonight, Myers comes in with runners on first and third with no out with A.J. Pierzynski up. He then proceeds to give up an RBI single to right field and was then taken out.

There are also countless examples of him coming in to face David Ortiz. This season, Ortiz is 3-5 with 3 RBI against Myers.

Before tonight's game, lefties were batting .333 against Myers, with righties only batting .170. Last season, lefties hit .257 off Myers and righties hit .224.

St. Joseph: even though Myers is a left-handed pitcher, he is not inherently a lefty specialist.

Unless there's a brawl, Kyle Farnsworth (pictured, left) is incredibly useless too. Because he couldn't get out of the eight inning tonight, the three-run lead became a one-run lead and Mariano Rivera had to come in to get attempt a five out save.

Getty Images and AP photos


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