Scott Sizemore was called up late last night, and Will Rhymes crawled out from under the bus, hopped on it, cued Semisonic’s “Closing Time” (or Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” or perhaps both on a loop) on his iPod, and diminuendo’d his way down to Toledo.
The move is significant in two ways, because not only will Sizemore be a mainstay in the lineup, but also Maggs will likely get squeezed out as the Raburn/Rhymes platoon is no more.
Sizemore had been tearing up AAA pitching, hitting .408, slugging .605, and posting a 1.100 OPS. He had 10 XBH, and in his last 10 games, he was even better – batting .429 with a 1.208 OPS. AAA doesn’t necessarily translate to AL, but Sizemore could be a real boost to the lineup.
Rhymes apparently doesn’t understand the fluidity of major league rosters (nor can he afford an iPhone), tweeting this last night: