Gustavo Watch, Part 1
Gustavo Chacin, the man who stole a baseball from me at my last game, has already fallen victim to the Hample Jinx. Sidelined with an elbow injury since June 9, he just got rocked for the second straight rehab start with the Triple-A Syracuse SkyChiefs. After allowing four runs in just two-thirds of an inning in his previous outing, Chacin suffered the loss last night, coughing up two runs on six hits in 2 2/3 innings. In three games with the SkyChiefs this season, he’s 0-2 with a 15.88 ERA. The Jinx, apparently, is so powerful that it has also affected his teammates; since Chacin robbed me, the Blue Jays have gone 0-4 to slip 9.5 games out of first place. Mwahaha.