Monday, July 4, 2011


We here at Capitol Baseball like to follow the redemption stories. Not sure whether or not these former stars are going to be able to make it back to the majors is just thrilling for us to watch. We have been bringing Wang-Watch, but the first edition was our Ollie-Watch - which ended up jinxing Perez to the Disabled List. Well, Ollie has returned to action after his several week-long stint on the DL. Here's how he fared.

July 2nd vs. the New Britian Rock Cats

4.2 IP. 7 H. 3 R. 2 ER. 2 BB. 4 K. Pretty solid outing for right off of the DL.

His stats for the year thus far are...

2.48 ERA. 2-1 W-L. 1.17 WHIP. 25 K. 5 BB. .261 BAA (Batting Average Against).

The only concern I have thus far is that I'm not sure what his velocity has been - though he seems to be getting solid results. Being a LHP, I wouldn't be surprised to see him called up at some point this year to help our bullpen (especially with Burnett and Slaten's struggles). It sure would be great to see Perez beating the Mets, who are paying him $12 Million this year.

What say you, CapBallers?


  1. Wang and Ollie (sounds like a TV show!) are good candidates to replace Zimmermann when he reaches his innings limit this year. Right now I could see Wang being recalled when his 30 days are up, Gorzo moving to the pen briefly until Z-nn gets shut down. Then Gorzo is back in the rotation and Ollie comes up to take his place in the bullpen.

    What will be most interesting is to see if they trade Marquis at the deadline if they are still hanging around .500 at that time. With all of their other options, trading Marquis is not necessarily akin to waving the white flag on the season.

  2. Good call on the Znn replacement!