A lot of people dislike Alex Rodriguez because he draws attention to himself, thinks he’s more important than he is and doesn’t follow rules. Not at all like this dude:
This guy is probably a lot of fun to talk to at the office. I bet he has a lot of opinions and stuff.
I wonder if he pulled this stuff when Orioles shortstop Everth Cabrera, also a Biogenesis All-Star, came to bat last night. Or, for that matter, when Nelson Cruz did last year. Or Chris Davis or, well, you see how this goes.
UPDATE: Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post interviewed him. And, no, he doesn’t turn his back on Orioles PED guys. Why? Because A-Rod is “the worst.” Basically, he comes off about how you’d expect him to come off. Like an attention-seeking blowhard.
Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Nick Pivetta will rejoin the Phillies’ rotation, starting Tuesday’s series opener at home against the Cardinals. Vince Velasquez will remain in the bullpen.
Pivetta, 26, allowed 17 earned runs on 31 hits and eight walks with 16 strikeouts in 18 1/3 innings across his first four starts of the season. The performance resulted in a demotion to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. In six starts there, Pivetta had a much better 3.41 ERA with a 50/20 K/BB ratio in 37 innings of work.
Velasquez, 26, was solid as a starter, posting a 3.99 ERA across six starts. However, he averaged under five innings and 92 pitches per start. The right-hander tossed two scoreless innings out of the bullpen on Friday against the Brewers but was torched for four runs in two-thirds of an inning on Sunday. Mixed results, to say the least. The Phillies are trying to do what they can with their bullpen, currently missing David Robertson, Tommy Hunter, Pat Neshek, and Vìctor Arano.