Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Takashi Saito probably isn't even human

Remember, like, four days ago when everybody was freaking about about Takashi Saito's age and various spring ailments (including some kind of vague ass-related injury) and ready to declare Jonathan Broxton the better bet to close in Los Angeles? Yeah, well, Saito's now pitched two innings of relief in the season's first two games without putting a runner on base. The six batters he's faced have done this: Grounded to second, struck out, grounded to pitcher, struck out, struck out, struck out. I'm starting to think Takashi might actually be some new kind of top-secret Japanese robot and the Dodgers just fake these spring injuries as cover.

5 comments:

Steve said...

Only Joe Torre really knows the answer, but with the (now fast-fading) injury cloud and two straight days of work, do you reckon Saito will pitch today if needed?

Bob Taylor said...

Three days in a row? I doubt it. Even out-producing robots need the occasional break.

Mike Bock said...

Spider-robot could have answered this question.

Bob Taylor said...

Mike -- Now THAT comment is where you put the Spider-robot link!!!

Mike Bock said...

What, this link:

http://gizmodo.com/368651/new-video-of-bigdog-quadruped-robot-is-so-stunning-its-spooky