The early rookie hazing is courtesy of Ohman. Meet our rooks: The one on the left is lefty Brent Leach, the one on the right is righty Ron Belisario. Belly (Belisario_ has been in more games than any other pitcher. Currently he has a 2.30 ERA with 15 BB and 30 K’s.
Belisario was born in Venezuela on December 31, 1982 so he is 26.
He signed a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training with the Dodgers for 2009. He was late in showing up for spring training because of some visa problems in his home country, so didn’t get a chance to really compete until late in the spring. However, he pitched well in the last few spring training games and was added to the Dodgers opening day roster. Belly made his Major League debut on April 7 working one scoreless inning as a relief pitcher against the Padres.
He has put in his time in the minors, making over 150 appearances. He began his time as a starting pitcher in the Florida Marlins organization, where he signed 10 years ago. He was sidelined for the entire 2005-06 seasons while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
His past two seasons have been spent in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, mainly pitching in Double-A Altoona, where his ERA was above 4.00.
Belisario told MLB.com about his recent improvement and success, citing that, “The big difference is using the two-seamer to come inside on left-handed hitters.”
Belisario: Gracias por el trabajo que has hecho y por cumplir con la encomienda :-). Nice meeting you in Chicago!
Update: Awesome win Tuesday night coming back from a 5 run deficit! I love my boys in Blue!
Blue Skies Nothing but Dodger Blue skies smiling at me :-)…Yes! Manny is back! .Here is Old Blue eyes who was a big Dodger fan singing Blue Skies.
I was blue, just as blue as I could be
Evry day was a cloudy day for me
Then good luck came a-knocking at my door
Skies were gray but theyre not gray anymore
Smiling at me
Nothing but blue skies
Do I see
Singing a song
Nothing but bluebirds
All day long
Never saw the sun shining so bright
Never saw things going so right
Noticing the days hurrying by
When youre in love, my how they fly
All of them gone
Nothing but blue skies
From now on
I should care if the wind blows east or west
I should fret if the worst looks like the best
I should mind if they say it cant be true
I should smile, thats exactly what I do