Sunday, February 26, 2012

Let the Games Begin

and no, I don't care they are intra-squad.  Still a box score, still batters facing pitchers in live situations.  It's not so much about the stats but about how people are driving the ball or getting on base or having efficient innings.

Figgins - 1-2 with 3 BBs and 3 runs scored.  Isn't this exactly what we were looking for.  Get on base and score some runs.
Ackley - 2-5 with a HR, 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs
Ichiro - 1-4 1 RBI.  But I loved the sequence in the 2nd game.  Figgins got on, Ackley singles on a hit and run to get Figgins to 3rd.  Ichiro singles to score Figgins.
Smoak - 3-5 2 RBIs
Guti - 3-3 with a HR off Felix!
Moore - 3-4 with a 3B
Saunders - 2-3 with a 2B, 3 BBs, 2 runs scored and a SB - Wouldn't it be nice if Montero shows he can catch everyday and does.  Move Carp to DH and put Saunders in LF.
Catricala - 2-4 with a 2B and a HR.

I guess it is just exciting to see hits, HRs and extra base hits from this team.  It doesn't even matter the atmosphere.  I do hold back judgement on pitchers this early though.  They should really be focusing on fastballs and location right now.  Lets see them in their 3rd spring start.

The funny part is someone on Baker's blog on Friday commented about Hultzen walking Figgins to lead off the game.  The comment by Pedro Caulderon said "I'd like to see more footage of Hultzen because he looked very unimpressive in facing Figgins."  I'm still waiting to see a comment from Pedro on what Guti did to Felix.  Everything with a grain of salt. 

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