Sound familiar? Similar to the last couple seasons when he had had a horrible record.
I'm convinced this isn't just bad luck. I think the way he pitches demoralizes the entire team, because he just consistently gets hammered in the first inning, over and over again. Going back to last year, it's a consistent theme. I don't know what the hell he does before the game, but he's obviously shown no willingness or desire to work on his flaws and improve that aspect of his game and be focused on avoiding early damage.
Even if he pitches somewhat well for the next several innings, I believe the fact he gets rocked in the first inning and putting us in a hole like 10 minutes into the game is just a complete momentum killer for the team. Who wants to go up to bat for the first time in the order already staring up at a several run deficit?
Seriously, this stuff is getting old. The guy has been paid with this year and last, around $26 million dollars. What's that averaging out to, about $2 million a win? This guy is our Jamarcus Russell. This stuff is getting OLD and quick. If he can't get it together it's time to just flat out release him. Start Owings, bring up Chapman, whoever - I don't really care at this point, as long as his lethargic butt isn't in our rotation anymore digging our team into huge deficits after an inning.