Sunday, May 27, 2007

Jorge may get his start

With starters dropping like flies in Seattle (Weaver gone, Ramirez down), the Ms look like they're going to call up a new starter any time now. From the M's own scouting page on Tuesday's game against the Angels:
Mariners: While the Mariners have yet to announce who will replace Horacio Ramirez, who went on the disabled list on Friday with left shoulder tendinitis, Campillo is a leading candidate. He went seven innings for Triple-A Tacoma in a no-decision on Thursday against Las Vegas, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out five. The 29-year-old Campillo, who made his Major League debut Sept. 26, 2006, with Seattle, is 2-4 with a 3.90 ERA in 10 starts with Tacoma. He has walked 19 and struck out 42 in 62 1/3 innings.
Detect-o-vision provided the link, and their readers provide a comment:
I don’t think there will be a big difference between Campillo and Feierbend right now, and I can’t wait to see Feier pitch in the big leagues. However, Jorge’s window of opportunity to prove himself with this organization is very, very small so I hope he gets the call. If he doesn’t start next Tuesday, he won’t get another chance with the M’s ever again unless a third guy goes down this year.
Which is right, I hope he gets his chance now. And, if he's gas arm Jorge, then I'll settle for that when he's released. But, its better he gets his chance as a starter now and we just really find out what he's worth.

You might have noticed that I haven't written all that much since the first few weeks of the season about our friend Campillo, but its mostly been because when I have noticed him, its been gas arm time, which isn't very encouraging. But, he has had some quality starts. Let's hope one of those comes on Tuesday.

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