And how can people say that our defense let us down in this game when the opposing pitcher NO-HIT's you, and was only one BB from throwing a perfect game? Get real!
And I'm just as highly skeptical of Gome's D in LF as everyone else, but there was no way that Heisey would have caught that ball on a fly. It was a hard hit sinking line drive that a vast majority would have had to play on a hop. Given, Gomes looked silly (and lost) the way he played it, when most would have held back and played it clean, but it was a hit either way.
And OCab should have went to first - but geez, does he get any credit, playing SS, for fielding a ball well over on the 2B side? It still would have been questionable whether he would have gotten the runner at 1B, and even the announcers stated such.
Again - NO HITTER, and only 1 Red got to 1B all night. Kudos to Halladay.
And also HUGE Kudos to our BP for their performance. I mean, they only allowed 1 hit (2 base runners) the remainder of the game after EV's meltdown 1 2/3 innings into the game. Simply awesome.
Put this game behind us, and go get'em Friday!
Last edited by GAC; 10-07-2010 at 05:16 AM.
"panic" only comes from having real expectations
I wonder what the correlation is between posters who were pro-Volquez starting and those who are looking to blame someone, anyone but Volquez for his performance.
There's plenty of blame to go around, and Volquez certainly earned his fair share as well.
I'm glad to see no Gomes on Friday.
Just gotta forget about this one and move on.
No freaking hit in the playoffs after a 15 year absence..... you have to laugh to keep from screaming.
I told someone at work yesterday that Volquez would either fail to get through the second inning or go deep with a chance to win. Like you guys said, he's either got it, or he doesn't...there is rarely an in between day with this guy.
That game was over when EV gave up one run in the first as it turned out. The rest is noise.