Friday, June 02, 2006

Boof a victim of the long ball against the A's

All in all, about what you'd expect from a rookie making his 3rd start. Boof had good stuff, giving up only 5 hits in 7 innings while striking out 5. However, he left his fastball up a few times, as 3 of those 5 hits resulted in homeruns, leaving Boof with 4 ER in the 4-0 loss for the Twins.

Boof was cruising along in the 2nd inning when he left a 1-2 fastball up a little bit, and the "Big Hurt" Frank Thomas blasted it out into the LF seats. As it turned out, that was all the run support that Barry Zito needed, as he pithched 7 scoreless innings. Huston Street got the save for the A's.

The loss for Boof evens his record at 1-1, and raises his ERA to 4.50. His next start should be Wednesday, June 7th at Safeco Field vs. the Mariners.