After Tim Hudson’s beautiful 1 hit, complete game shout-out against the Colorado Rockies last night, Jorge Sosa (0-4 6.89) returns to the hill tonight to face Aaron Cook (2-3 3.44) to attempt to sweep the Rockies in this shortened 2 game series. Sosa, had been less than remotely effective in his previous four starts managing nearly only 4 innings per start, has given up 12 runs in only 15.2 innings of work, 8 walks and has only managed 8 strikeouts.
I look for Jorge to settle down this start and get back on track, fortunately he only has one direction to go, and that is up, it can’t get any worse.
In a perfect world, if Sosa continues his demise, Bobby Cox would stick Sosa in the bullpen, and would allow Chucky James to have a shot at the starting rotation. At the moment, that is impossible. Ramierez remains on the DL with a hamstring isssue and the Atlanta Journal-Consitution reports he has been doing some like running and throwing, however this is still no time table for his return.
Today’s players to keep an eye on are right fielder Jeff Francouer, and Andruw Jones to have huge games. I think the offense comes back tonight, which in turn allows Sosa to calm down.