Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Things really aren't going well for Richie Sexson
We knew things were bad for Seattle first baseman/strikeout guru Richie Sexson, but we had no idea they were this bad. Seems Manager John McLaren left Sexson on the bench in the bottom of the ninth inning of a 7-5 game against Detroit on Sunday with a runner at first and two outs. Instead he let -- wait for it -- Miguel Cairo hit.
Some other notes about the decision:
-Sexson is a career .455 (5-11) hitter against Detroit closer Todd Jones. Three of those hits are home runs.
-Cairo hasn't homered since July, 28, 2005
Cairo flew weakly to center to end the game. Uggh, yeah. But good to know Miguel Cairo's still in the league.