Four blown saves on the season, a WHIP near two, and an ERA approaching six. In his last three appearances he’s given up eight hits, two runs (both earned), walked a batter, has a WHIP of three, and an ERA at an even six.
Ladies and gentleman, Hideki Okajima.
After completely imploding yesterday on the mound, not throwing to Beltre for the sure out, then giving up another two runs, he refused to speak to the media after the game. How many times have we seen Papelbon own up to his mistakes? Hell, Darnel McDonald who ruined Lester’s perfect game Saturday night was front and center with the media after the game.
Meanwhile this coward Okajima just hides in his locker and tells one of the Sox PR folks to tell the media he’s not talking. Way to own up to your mistake you gutless puke.
The Sox are desperate for help in the pen. Personally I think they’d be better off letting Okajima go and bring back Michael Bowden. At least Bowden gives them a puncher’s chance. Theo best be burning up the phones for relief help. When that help arrives, you release Okajima. Thanks for the memories, here’s your bus ticket.
Okajima has been bad, not just yesterday either. Okajima has opponents batting .351 against him this season. Unacceptable.
So as they say in your native land, sayonara.