"You only have to bat a thousand in two things; flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4-for-5."
a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.
I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate
reds.comGonzalez update: Shortstop Alex Gonzalez, who is on the bereavement list with his 7-month-old son in the hospital, indicated to the team that he could rejoin the Reds by Monday.
"It's day to day. He's hoping. We're all hoping," Narron said.
"I hadn't seen Ward much my whole career, but I know he's very quick inside," Arroyo reasoned. "There's no reason for me to face a guy from the left side fresh off the bench that I don't know a ton about when I've got a guy like Soriano that I've completely manhandled my whole career."
And they got what they wanted off of Soriano.
For people who rely so much on stats they aren't making much sense here. The numbers showed it to be a very favorable decision. Isn't that what you're looking for? But if it can involve slamming Narron they'll overlook that aspect. Besides the fact that Arroyo has owned Soriano. Take a look at these numbers....
This game came down to numerous things....Code:BA OB% SLG% OPS vs LH .281 .341 .475 .816 vs RH .220 .269 .341 .611
#1 - Rich Hill, who pitched at whooper of a game vs us last Sept at Wrigley, did so again yesterday. Give the guy credit.
#2 - While there was ony 1 error, and it cost us, there were numerous defensive lapses and poor decisions made. Ross abandoning the plate on the Izturis squeeze bunt, and while there was a man on 3B (who scored easily). That was Arroyo's ball. Arroyo's WP that advanced two runners into scoring position. A sac fly by Cedeno made it 1-0. And how in the world does a runner at 2B tag and get to 3rd on a pretty routine FB hit to LF? Freel's throw, and I don't even know who or where he was throwing it to, that hits the mound. And his impulsive behavior when on the bases and getting picked off against a strong throwing LHer.
All the 5 runs given up in that fateful 7th inning were unearned.
All these things add up.
And they didn't pull Arroyo soon enough? Yeah, this BP really came in and did a bangup job yesterday.
And it's obvious that some guys on this team have come out of the gate struggling offensively. We've played a whole 11 games. EE is struggling; but guys like Ross and Phillips have regressed to career norms after only two weeks of play?? Very small window.
Rich Hill is a good young LHer. But I compare his start yesterday to the previous one vs Lilly. They pitched good enough, but the weather was also a factor and beneficial to them. I understand that is so with both teams; but my point is about those so concerned about the Red's offense at this early stage of the season. In both of those games several Reds players put the wood on the ball, and they would have been no-doubters, as far as Hrs, if not for the weather/wind. As I listened to that game yesterday, Conine, Jr, Ross, EE, and Phillips all laid into some balls, with men on too, that a belligerent wind kept in the park. Even the announcers were saying so.
Last edited by GAC; 04-15-2007 at 06:14 AM.
"panic" only comes from having real expectations
Glad I missed this game