Re: Lohse handed five-game suspension
Good for MLB. That was about as blatant a retaliation as I've seen in some time for an action that was clearly accidental.
I've got no problem with guys throwing inside, even plunking a guy in the thigh or ribs on occasion. But I don't care about the storied hubris of old. Purposefully throwing one near a guy's head is an absolute no-no and borderline criminal.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.