Wow. 98 MPH in the 8th inning. Remember all the complaining about Homer's lack of velocity last year and earlier this year? I think he's put THAT complaint to bed.
Well if Drew keeps taking stuff.....you know Dusty will make him swing more early and often.... which will not help and will bring the wrath of redszone upon him.
These 2 announcers for lA on Channel 9 are really annoying...just to let all those people not in CA know.
Sorry if this is posted elsewhere, but ESPN shows Maloney starting tomorrow. I haven't seen any roster moves. I'm guessing he comes up for one start then back to Bats.
Looking at his 2006 numbers, which were 30 OPS points lower than 2007, he really had the same peripherals. Despite posting a league-average LD%, his BABIP was an unlucky .256 - which shaved some 20 points off his BA, OBP, SLG (and by association), 40 points off his OPS.
So even in 2006, it could be argued that he should have been at a 780-800 OPS if not for a little bit of rough luck.
I don't often go this strongly to bat for a player like him. But he's someone I really identify as being legit.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
Homer's first walk of the game. I think that'll do it.
Masset's last time seeing Manny...GS on first pitch.
Maybe Dusty remembers that...he leaves Homer in for Manny.
Not sure I agree with this, but hopefully Dusty's right.
Bailey smokes Manny inside on the first pitch. He manages to foul it off. Nice start.
Dusty leaves Bailey in to face Manny. If the game was three zip, I think Homer goes out but Manny can't tie it, even with a long ball.
Manny lines to Stubbs. Two down. C'mon Homer. Probably his last batter of the game coming up.
Second pitch, smokes him inside. Manny flies out to short center.
Impressive. Never underestimate the power of Schultzian advice. Now pound some Budweisers.
"I tried to play golf, but I found out I wasn't very good." -Joey Votto on his offseason hobby search
An MLB.com reporter asked what one thing Votto couldn’t do. “I can’t skate or play hockey,” Votto said. “Well, I can skate ... but I can’t stop.”
"Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."
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