Durazo out, Johnson up

By Jason Wojciechowski on May 28, 2005 at 10:40 AM

The site's back up, obviously. There were issues with my host and I had to get moved to a new server, which entailed updating nameservers. Maybe the whole thing should have stayed away, though, because it's not like there's ever going to be happy news to write about with Oakland anyway. Erubiel Durazo is now gone to the DL with about half of the important A's, so that's another blow, at least in theory. In practice, he wasn't hitting anyway, so I'm almost able to just shrug it off.

Especially since Dan Johnson is finally up. And since he's up because of the Durazo injury, you know he's going to get playing time. Here's hoping he has a hot couple of weeks and asserts himself as the man right now, pushing Hatteberg to his more appropriate bench role.

In fact, Johnson did start today at first, with Eric Byrnes DHing and Scott Hatteberg on the bench (he made a pinch-hit appearance). While he failed to register a hit, he did walk once, so he wasn't totally useless (which is an upgrade over about 85% of the lineup).

Anyway, when the happy news is the callup of a 25-year old first baseman, however highly regarded, your season isn't going so well.