Gustavo Watch, Part 26
Yesterday afternoon, I received the following email:
As a big fan of yours, and loyal blog reader, I think it is time for another Gustavo Watch. My favorite team is the Milwaukee Brewers, who are currently DOMINATING Gustavo. Just wanted to let you know that he was getting roughed up.
Wisconsin’s Second Best Ballhawk
After reading this email, I checked the box score, and sure enough, Gustavo Chacin was once again being victimized by the Hample Jinx — his punishment for having stolen a baseball from me on 8/1/06 at Yankee Stadium.
When the dust settled, Gustavo had surrendered a walk, three hits, and three earned runs in just one inning. Those runs, it should be noted, all scored at once; Casey McGehee hit a three-run homer off him — the only longball of the game. This raised his already pathetic ERA from 4.76 to 5.52.