Thursday, May 9, 2013

Humber to bullpen, Bedard back

This came out yesterday, but Phil Humber has been shifted to the bullpen and Dallas Keuchel will start tomorrow (Friday) night. Meanwhile, the Astros need someone to start Saturday night against Texas. Who should it be? Let's look at our preferences:

1. Paul Clemens
2. Jose Cisnero
3. Travis Blackley
4. Kevin Goldstein
5. Mike Fast
6. Jason Lane
7. A Roger Clemens Fathead
8. The rosin bag
9. Erik Bedard

Our Option #9 was chosen by the Astros, and Bedardadonk will start Saturday.

Porter said the Astros value what Clemens has added to the staff but Keuchel and Bedard were better fits for the rotation at this point. 

So let's compare the rotation now to the beginning of the season:

SP1: Bud Norris
SP2: Lucas Harrell
SP3: Phil Humber Dallas Keuchel
SP4: Brad Peacock Jordan Lyles
SP5: Erik Bedard


Anonymous said...

I think Humber will be back. We will see this rotate all year especially if Norris or Harrell get moved. The good thing is Norris and Lyles had great starts.

John Martin said...

Bedard will get the start Saturday because of the Rangers LHB, but he'll get skipped next time through with the off day on Thursday. No telling who takes the turn after that on May 21st against the Royals.

Ike said...

Erik Bedard isnt that bad... is he?