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   301. Sam M. Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:19 PM (#2118425)
That 3-2 pitch to McCann has been called a strike all day long. Ugh.
   302. Banta Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:19 PM (#2118426)
And that right there is what drives me nuts about Heilman.
   303. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:21 PM (#2118428)
Stuck posts appear.
   304. AJMcCringleberry Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:21 PM (#2118429)
Ugh. Let's go Wagner!
   305. Joshemy Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:22 PM (#2118432)
Bringing in Wagner to face the lefty LaRoche in the 8th with 2 outs and 2 runners on! Double switching because the pitcher spot is first up in the 9th!

Yay Willie!
   306. Sam M. Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:22 PM (#2118433)
Stop that.

You never let me have any fun.
   307. Banta Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:22 PM (#2118434)
...Chip just called Wagner "state of the art". WHAT THE HELL DOES THAT MEAN?
   308. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:23 PM (#2118437)
Willie really wants this series.
   309. Banta Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:24 PM (#2118441)
Bringing in Wagner to face the lefty LaRoche in the 8th with 2 outs and 2 runners on! Double switching because the pitcher spot is first up in the 9th!

Things like that make me think Willie is gonna be a good manager in the playoffs.
   310. AJMcCringleberry Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:24 PM (#2118443)
Wags!
   311. Sam M. Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:25 PM (#2118444)
No chance, LaRoche.

Randolph has (silly double switches notwithstanding) managed the pen extremely well today. Aggressively, and well.
   312. Chris Dial Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:26 PM (#2118448)
That 3-2 pitch to McCann has been called a strike all day long. Ugh.

I know - I was pretty unhappy about that call.
   313. Sam M. Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:27 PM (#2118450)
By the way, I say the double switch is silly only in the sense of being a bit unnecessary in this particular game. It's obviously a good move. I wouldn't mind seeing Wagner get an AB, though, just for comic effect.
   314. Chris Dial Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:27 PM (#2118451)
Yes, that was rough for LaRoche - 3 Kssince that good AB against Glav.

According to my scoresheets, Andruw struck out 6 times in these three games.
   315. Banta Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:29 PM (#2118458)
Endy. Magical. Yada yada.
   316. Sam M. Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:30 PM (#2118459)
With that Phillie win, the Mets have a chance to end the day with a 14-game lead. That would require a win here, and a Marlin win in the 2nd game of their double-header. That would mean the Fish would be 14 back, the Phillies 14.5, and the Braves 15.
   317. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:30 PM (#2118460)
Haha Clemens. Clemens was awesome today. 7 innings, 9 strikeouts, only 2 hits and one unearned run scored. He actually got some run support and left the game leading 5-1. Chad Qualls blew the lead though.

I wish Clemens would just start to suck already.
   318. Sam M. Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:31 PM (#2118463)
LoDuca joins the party!!!! I love it.
   319. Banta Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:31 PM (#2118464)
Nice insurance run there. Good work, LoDuca.
   320. Chris Dial Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:33 PM (#2118468)
I'd like a 5-hit day for Carlos.
   321. Banta Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:34 PM (#2118471)
As I sort of just alluded to in the Abreu thread, I think I'm excited about this Yankees deal. It gives the Yankees a better chance of making the World Series and I hope that they do.

The Mets have unfinished business to take care of.
   322. Sam M. Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:35 PM (#2118473)
Is it time we maybe give LoDuca a bit of a break? He's not that good a player, but he's not that bad, either, and he plays as hard as you could ever want a guy to play.
   323. Banta Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:38 PM (#2118478)
Is it time we maybe give LoDuca a bit of a break?

Nope. The second we let up, is the second is decides to start sucking.
   324. AJMcCringleberry Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:41 PM (#2118485)
Is it time we maybe give LoDuca a bit of a break?

Not until he learns to play defense.
   325. Joshemy Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:41 PM (#2118486)
Valentin showing good range again.
   326. Orange & Blue Velvet Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:41 PM (#2118487)
Nice range/effort by Stache.
   327. Orange & Blue Velvet Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:42 PM (#2118490)
That's ####### SPLENDID!
   328. AJMcCringleberry Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:43 PM (#2118491)
SWEEP, #######!
   329. Banta Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:43 PM (#2118492)
And that wraps it all up!
   330. Chris Dial Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:44 PM (#2118496)
Is it time we maybe give LoDuca a bit of a break?

Not until he learns to play defense.


I started to type "Not until he throws somebody out."

And voila!
   331. Sam M. Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:44 PM (#2118499)
Strike 'em out, throw 'em out, end their run.

It's been a long time, a long time comin',
but I know a change gonna come.
Oh yes it will.


I love you, Sam Cooke. You are the man.
   332. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:44 PM (#2118500)
The Mets came. The Mets saw. The Mets conquered.
   333. Banta Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:46 PM (#2118504)
Another thing about LoDuca, and I know that this is in no way his fault, is that if the Mets happen to win the World Series this year, there's gonna be a ton of people saying that Piazza wasn't as good as he was. I read scattered people writing that stuff now. It makes me angry.

If Piazza had anywhere close to the team the Mets have now, he'd have his World Series. Hell, if he would have had a single good outfielder...
   334. Banta Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:50 PM (#2118513)
This series was the last important step. Not that the division wasn't completely wrapped up after the 9-1 roadtrip (maybe even a bit sooner), but now there should be no one that isn't 100% certain that all regular season business has been taken care of.
   335. Sam M. Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:51 PM (#2118516)
All I said was a bit of a break -- not to ignore his faults entirely.

Anyway, I will be very curious to see how the Braves respond to this. They HAVE to know the division is gone, period. Will they be a beaten team, or will they have fight left in them? It'll be very interesting.

Of course, if they don't pitch any better, it won't matter, will it?
   336. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:55 PM (#2118521)
The Braves won't quit but they simply don't have enough talented pitchers to beat good teams. They have a very good offense, especially when Chipper Jones is healthy, but they only have one above average starting pitcher right now.
   337. Banta Posted: July 30, 2006 at 08:56 PM (#2118523)
Of course, if they don't pitch any better, it won't matter, will it?

El Duque and Trachsel have better ERAs than Tim Hudson.

This is not the Braves year.
   338. Orange & Blue Velvet Posted: July 30, 2006 at 09:02 PM (#2118534)
El Duque and Trachsel have better ERAs than Tim Hudson.
Hudson has to be hiding an injury. He's been dreadful. That contract might become an albatross.
   339. rb's team is hopeful for the new year! Posted: July 31, 2006 at 01:54 AM (#2118929)
Of course, if they don't pitch any better, it won't matter, will it?

No.

But at least my boy mccann broke out of his two game slump. He's a god.
   340. David Wrightwing obstructionist Posted: July 31, 2006 at 02:57 PM (#2119501)
I wanted to say before the Braves series lets get this # down to the mid 40s but didn't think it possible.

Thank you Mr Beltran.

Willie has to get some credit, he actually does seem to have learned something from last year and has done a nice job.
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