Puzzles

Kyle Farnsworth and LaTroy Hawkins of the Cubs. How is it that guys who can throw a baseball 94-99 miles an hour can consistently get beat like rented mules?

Hawkins has blown his last two save opportunities, making six for the year, and opponents are hitting .318 against him this month.

Farnsworth’s line today in the Cubs’ 15-6 loss to the Astros: 1 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 HR.

Farns’ ERA for the month of August is now about 18. That’s even bad for slow pitch 16-inch softball.

If Hawk and Farns don’t get their acts together, Cubs fans are going to have to pray that Zambrano, Wood, Pryor, Maddux, and Clement pitch a complete game every time out.

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