Joel wrote:At least Holliday can actually hit a homerun..
JHC - You sound like a closet Padre fan (not that there's anything wrong with that). If it wasn't for Manny, Ethier and Kemp wouldn't be getting the same pitches to hit.
His mere presence in the lineup tilts the entire game on it's side. I'm sick of everyone saying Pierre should start in place of Manny. I like Beast Mode as much as the next guy, but we're talking about one of the greatest post-season players in the history of the game. Manny cannot sit.
It was a tough assignment to represent the DMFF onsite at Chavez Ravine this afternoon. Wainwright was untouchable. The place finally started rocking in the 8th when the bases were loaded. After that fizzled out, the 9th was a shock. Two outs from your two best guys in a matter of moments. Everyone was packing up their stuff to leave when Holliday (1 error all season BTW) got nutted by Loney's line drive. Who knew we were about to see the finest four at-bats in post-season history?
- Blake gets robbed by a bad check-swing call, but keeps his cool to run the count from 1-2 to full. Takes another to walk. The stands started to come alive again. It was at this point I decided to go ahead and lose my voice.
- Everyone in our section had been bemoaning the fact that Belliard got the start again over O-Dog. Well, none of us will ever complain about R-Dog again. First pitch up the middle to tie the game.
- Martin comes up and in a stoic feat up constraint, takes four pitches to walk. I guess he finally figured out his double-plays to singles hit (i.e. dipsh*t) ratio was bad enough and decides to just stand there.
- Loretta was 0-15 against Franklin and you gotta figure Torre was napping again when he sent L-Dog to the plate. Either that or he's some kind of genius. I'll stick with the former.
So, two games down and the two winning pitchers are??? Weaver and Sherrill. The stars are??? Belliard and Lorretta.
As I type, the Angels just blanked the Red Sox. Can the West Coast finally get some respect?