I know you are all sick of the “Jesse Litsch was a Devil Rays bat boy” stories. I am too. But, before Litsch was a bat boy, he was a Community Relations intern. And when he was a Community Relations intern, he bounced around and helped our PR staff with in-game projects. He tried hard but, frankly, wasn’t much help. He spent most of his time trying to parlay his internship into a bat boy job, so that he could make it to the Majors and deluge us all with “Litsch was a bat boy” stories. He is probably the most talked-about bat boy since MC Hammer. Right?
Well, at least he is making up for his lack of contribution to the PR staff by totally tanking against the Rays as a ballplayer.
I mean, he was a really nice kid, and I am really happy for him that he is living his dream in the big leagues, but he has to be just giving his hometown team/former employer cookies. Right? Nine runs to this lineup is almost too obvious.
For what it’s worth, here are Litch’s career numbers:
|2005||5||2||.714||2.85||15||14||0||0||0||0||75.2||62||31||24||6||16||0||74||4||1||3||305||1.031||7.4||0.7||1.9||8.8||4.63||PUL,AUB · APPY,NYPL|
|2006||9||10||.474||4.20||28||27||0||3||1||0||158.2||179||83||74||11||21||0||135||11||0||8||665||1.261||10.2||0.6||1.2||7.7||6.43||DUN,MAN · FLOR,EL|
|2007||8||2||.800||2.24||12||12||0||1||0||0||76.1||63||27||19||5||17||0||56||4||0||2||310||1.048||7.4||0.6||2.0||6.6||3.29||MAN,SYR · EL,IL|
|2008||1||1||.500||3.60||3||3||0||0||0||0||20.0||18||10||8||1||4||0||18||1||0||1||81||1.100||8.1||0.4||1.8||8.1||4.50||SYR · IL|
|2010||1||4||.200||5.59||6||6||0||0||0||0||37.0||43||29||23||5||7||0||23||4||0||3||163||1.351||10.5||1.2||1.7||5.6||3.29||LVG,DUN · PCL,FLOR|
|2011||1||2||.333||6.64||9||9||0||0||0||0||39.1||50||30||29||5||12||0||39||4||3||6||180||1.576||11.4||1.1||2.7||8.9||3.25||LVG,MAN,LNS · PCL,EL,MIDW|
|162 Game Avg.||12||13||.481||4.14||35||33||0||1||1||0||195||204||100||90||26||55||2||108||10||0||4||831||104||1.325||9.4||1.2||2.5||5.0||1.96|
And here are Litsch’s career numbers against the Rays: