I went to today's game. First.... Billy in CF. There were two balls that were hard to the wall in CF. Billy got them both with ease. It seemed to me though that rather than tracking them smoothly on his way to the wall, that Billy seemed to spot the ball, run some more, spot the ball run some more etc. And then his grab seemed like a stab.
And then late in game an easily catchable ball fell between Billy and the RF, as they looked at each other.
Billy also hit one of those line drives that did not get caught and it went for a triple.
Lutz - Fashion wise, the first time up he came up with bloused pants. Haven't seen anyone wearing their pants like that. By second at bat they were normal. He had no hard plays in OF. In fact the only thing I remember going to him was a ball hit over his head to the wall which he played well. He does look lumbering out there.....
Saw Ravin for first time ever. He looked pretty good. Big kid and threw hard.
Ravin threw 14 fastballs today. The average speed was 99.4 MPH and he topped out at 100.7 MPH.
He is very hit and miss. When he is on, he is really on. But when he is off, he is really off. Usually it is related to his ability to find the strikezone. He has a Major League arm with quality pitches, he just needs to find some sort of consistency.
I was at today's game also. (one more to go). Lutz played 1st but was replaced part way thru game. Didi was at SS and Billy at CF again. Billy had another ball hit over his head that he tracked down, and this time it looked smoother.
He also made the play of the day on a ball that looked like a sure single but he came in and snagged it with a diving catch. Didi was slick at SS.
Crabbe with four hitless innings. He walked one and struck out two.
If Hamilton is an 80 runner, what is Stubbs?
Is Hayes still pitching well? Haven't seen an update on him in awhile. Last I had seen on here, he was doing well. Thanks in advance