Friday, August 18, 2006

Ponson Designated for Assignment, Young Help Called Up

According to a very reliable source of mine, move to be made official before tomorrow's game. The Ponson experiment is thankfully over, and either Jeff Karstens or Jesus Colume will get his chance to show what he can do.

Let's just hope Sir Sidney has someone to drive him to Logan Airport.

Since Karstens was pulled from his last start on Tuesday after only one inning, I wrongfully assumed (and hoped) he'd start one of the games of the doubleheader today. It seems perhaps that Ponson had one last chance afforded to him.

Here's the Karstens preseaon profile from the old incarnation of Baby Bombers.

In 14 starts with Columbus, the San Diego native is 5-5 with a 1.49 WHIP, 4.28 ERA, and has surrendered 80 hits in 73 2/3 innings. Not overly impressive stats, however Karstens has been much better as of late than earlier in the season, and he's probably just a stopgap until Lidle is re-activated from the bereavement list.

Jesus Colome has pitched from the bullpen for the Clippers, and is 0-1 with a 3.91 ERA and 1.49 WHIP in 25 1/3 IP.

For the record, the source has 100% confirmed the Ponson part of it, however is only about 75% sure the replacement will be Karstens and 25% that it's Colome. That decision apparently hadn't been made at the time.

Either one is an upgrade

Update, 08/19/06, 9:35 EST

Well, the source was right about PonsonKarstens, except Brian Bruney was also optioned to Columbus and Aaron Guiel was recalled. To be honest I was surprised it was Guiel and not Crosby.

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