Gustavo Watch, Part 9
If you rearrange the letters in “Gustavo Chacin,” you get “angst via couch,” and because the Blue Jays have been eliminated from the playoffs, that’s exactly what The Ball Thief will be getting when he’s forced to watch them from home. Yes, that’s right, even though our little friend managed to string together a few decent outings earlier this month, the Hample Jinx struck him—and his team—down in the end. Last night, in his final game of the season, Chacin was tagged for five runs on seven hits and a walk (and hit a batter) in just 4 2/3 innings. Not only did he suffer the loss, but his ERA ballooned to a career-worst 5.05.
Have a nice winter/life, Gus.