Saturday, April 2, 2011

Game 2

Phillies Win!  Lee pitches great, Ibanez hits well.  A nice win.  One problem - Victorino hurts his calf and no it had nothing to do with running into Francisco, so stop blowing that up.

The question is if this lingers and Shane hits the DL, who replaces him on the roster.  There are not a lot of OF options on the 40 man roster that I can see.  I like Mayberry getting a chance to play in CF and keep Francisco in RF.  My thought is maybe a Barfield or D. Young to be brought up to be a bench guy who can pinch hit and play the field if necessary.  I'm not sure, I'm still looking into it a little bit.

Mariners - They pulled ahead here in the 9th.  Thanks to our old friend Mr. Fuentes and some more poor fielding by the A's.
Liked - The way Chone drove that Sac Fly to deep center.
Disliked - Chris Ray!!  He was horrible, they were drilling the ball of him and he just kept throwing that 4 seamer at 92-94 MPH.  guess what, major league hitters can hit a straight ball that goes 93!

League in the 9th - His change up and splitter looked nice.

Friday, April 1, 2011

1st Game - End of the First


I like the approach of the m's in their first inning.  They were working the count and making Cahill pitch a little bit.  Unfortunately, Figgins and Bradley sat down with their bats on their shoulders.

Felix! - He started a little wild, with his first 3 pitches being balls and then just left one out over the middle of the plate for the HR.  I assume that will make him pretty angry.

Time to come from behind!

2ND INNING - Pretty Boring, except Felix striking out the last batter.

3RD INNING - More Patience! I love it.  Double steal by Ichiro/Figgins.  A nice walk by Bradley, but someone needs to swing the bat.  Drive the ball somewhere.  Cust....Walks and in comes Ichiro.  I'm not sure what type of omen that sets for the rest of the season.  Smoak - Here is a guy that will swing.  He swings at 6 of the first 9 pitches he sees this game and then watches two strikes go by to strike out???
Oh, I forgot to mention, the pitching coach from the A's runs funny!