May 14, 2005
After sending Hideo Nomo out to collect losses for the entire first half of last season, you would think that Jim Tracy might have learned his lesson. Yet, here we go again with Scott Erickson. When a pitcher has a 7.26 earned-run average in the middle of May and he has not put together a respectable major league season since 1999, there is no reason to think he is going to turn things around. Every game counts, Jim Tracy. Please, pull the plug on Scott Erickson. Dodger fans can get to the park earlier if they want to see the opponents take batting practice.
May 12, 2005 |
Right-hander Scott Erickson seems to have left his best stuff in a Y2K shelter with the canned goods and distilled water. Since 2000 he is 12-28 with a 6.50 earned-run average in 311 1/3 innings. And he might be facing his last chance with the Dodgers. After giving up three home runs and seven runs in 4 2/3 innings Tuesday, he has a 7.26 ERA in 31 innings and has surrendered nine home runs and struck out only five.
May 3, 2005 |
The Dodgers rolled out another installment of Life on the Edge, starring Scott Erickson. In this episode, the aging fifth starter pitched six brilliant innings Monday night, lulling decision makers into believing he could venture into the seventh for the first time this season. Within minutes, a one-run Dodger lead was turned into a one-run deficit, Manager Jim Tracy was signaling for a reliever, and Erickson had the look of a gambler whose burgeoning bankroll had been blown on one lousy hand.
March 16, 2005 |
The old No. 15 worn by Davey Lopes and Shawn Green appears odd on the back of a pitcher, but so be it: Scott Erickson, the Dodgers' newest No. 15, has all but won a job in the starting rotation. "Is it safe to say Scott Erickson is pushing his way toward a spot on this club?" Manager Jim Tracy said. "I'd say he's definitely headed in the right direction." Erickson pitched five innings Tuesday, giving up all three runs -- on two home runs -- in a 3-3 tie with the Atlanta Braves.
August 27, 2002 |
A second-degree assault charge against Baltimore Oriole pitcher Scott Erickson was dropped after prosecutors interviewed the player's live-in girlfriend, prosecutors said. Erickson was arrested July 22 after an argument with Lisa Ortiz that spilled out of their condominium and into a hallway and elevator. He was scheduled to appear before a domestic violence judge Sept. 6, but court records show prosecutors decided earlier this month not to press the charges.
July 23, 2002 |
Baltimore Oriole pitcher Scott Erickson was charged Monday with assaulting his girlfriend after she confronted him about whether he was cheating on her, police said. Erickson and Lisa Ortiz had a "heated argument" that ended with Erickson throwing her to the floor of an elevator in the building where they live, according to a police report. The right-handed pitcher told police Ortiz bit him on his right arm, causing a bruise and swelling.