Siberian Baseball

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Uh-oh... Ponson gets shelled

Not for nothing, but here's Sidney Ponson's line on his start against the Yankees last night - 12.71 ERA, 5.2 IP, 10 H, 8 ER, 2 HR, 3 BB, 2 K - where it was a train wreck in the Metrodome.

Hey, at least water cooler conversations about how "Ponson got bombed last night" didn't end in an arrest, right?

I'm all for second chances and picking arms off the scrap heap and all, but sometimes there's a reason guys have flamed out.

Ponson has won me over after seeing him pick up steam this spring and then actually catching a game he started in Fort Myers.

Then again, it's a different story when the games start to count, too.

And for the record, I don't think it's a coincidence that it was the Yankees that put Ponson through the ringer, considering they used to see him a few times a year and still see his former team, the Orioles, 19 times a season.

It might be a bump on the road back, but with the rumors this spring, this shootout and the young arms in AAA right now, I wouldn't get too attached to Ponson, Twins fans.

For sure, don't buy a Ponson jersey in the near future.

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