Yesterday you could read here that Jair Jurrjens was placed on the roster of the Ogden Raptors (Advanced Rookie, Pioneer League). Now it is clear the move was meant to make room for someone on the roster of the OKC Dodgers as Jair made his projected start with the Dodgers yesterday.
In a couple of roster moves by the parent club, Jair Jurrjens was placed on the roster of the Ogden Raptors, just two days before his projected start at AAA.
During this time, his name was still penciled in as starting pitcher for the game on April 19 vs the Nashville Sounds.
Just before the game, his name was placed back on the roster of the Oklahoma City Dodgers and he was able to make his projected start. I was clearly put on the wrong track by the news of the “demotion” to Ogden. Every day, MLB organizations are juggling with names and move them up and down their farm system.
The start of Jurrjens wasn’t a successful one this time. In his previous two starts, he managed to get a low ERA, but in this start, Jair wasn’t able to finish five full innings as he was pulled after 4.2 innings. Jair gave up five runs on four hits and five walks, struck out three and gave up two home runs. Much to his luck, his opponent, Daniel Gossett, gave up six runs on nine hits, so Jair did not leave the game trailing as he ended it with a no-decision. Still, the Dodgers lost the game after Adam Liberatore allowed a runner on base, who would score the go-ahead run.
Thanks to this poor outing, Jair’s ERA jumped to 3.78.