A Lesson for Macha


Venezuela trounced Italy yesterday, but it was no fault of Marvelous Mark DiFelice. He started and threw four scoreless innings, striking out one and allowing only three baserunners--all hits, no walks, as is his custom. And not to go too crazy on the analysis here, but the VZ lineup is quite strong--DiF faced Melvin Mora, Bobby Abreu, Miguel Cabrera, and Magglio Ordonez, among others. That same lineup racked up 7 runs in 4 innings after DiFelice left the game.