Quote of the day
"I've definitely exceeded anything I thought I'd be able to do in this game so far this year." -- Boston starter Clay Buchholz, whose 2.49 ERA currently leads the American League
If you’d have asked me which pitcher leads the American League in ERA, I wouldn’t have come up with Clay Buchholz – even if you gave me a hint and said the pitcher was on the Red Sox. There are currently seven AL pitchers with ERAs under 3.0, and Buchholz leads the pack, followed by Cahill, F. Hernandez, Price, Weaver, Pettitte, and Lester.
That list of seven pitchers would have seemed even more unlikely as of the start of the season. In the RIBC, only two of those starters were drafted before round 10 – Felix(2) and Lester(4). Weaver went in round 10, then Buchholz(12), Price (14), Pettitte (25), and Cahill was undrafted. In the 12th round, I could have taken Buchholz, but instead went with Brandon Webb. Oops.
In Wisconsin this morning, if you heard anything whistling through the straits, it probably wasn’t golf balls. Heavy fog has delayed the start of the PGA Championship for more than 3 hours. For GuruGolfers, Brandon de Jonge is the carryover favorite, on roughly 38% of foursomes. Mickelson shows up on only 5 teams. Tiger – just 4. John Daly is represented on almost twice as many teams as those two combined. Who’d have guessed that when the season started?