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May 5 Game Chat
2006-05-05 18:08
by Jon Weisman
Comments (198)
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2006-05-05 18:49:57
1.   Marty
I'm excited to see Martin start his career. I've been following him for a couple years now.
2006-05-05 18:55:52
2.   Bob Timmermann
The Sabre philosophy has led to a 5-5 game heading to overtime.
2006-05-05 19:02:23
3.   Bob Timmermann
Oops, it's 6-6.

Although if you look at the boxscore on Yahoo, the score is 6-5 Ottawa and the game is over despite Buffalo having six goals listed.

It really is 6-6 unless OLN is putting on an elaborate charade.

2006-05-05 19:09:49
4.   Bob Timmermann
The Sabre philosophy pays off.

Buffalo 7, Ottawa 6!

2006-05-05 19:12:47
5.   Andrew Shimmin
Sunday's starter is a secret! How enticing!
2006-05-05 19:19:46
6.   Steve
Is The Sabre Philosophy a Robert Ludlum novel?
2006-05-05 19:20:35
7.   natepurcell

maybe Repko is the mystery suprise on the mound.

2006-05-05 19:21:12
8.   Bob Timmermann
The guy I bought some shoes from earlier today told me that he had just read "Moneyball" and he was greatly impressed by it.

But he thought Billy Beane wrote it.

No, Joe Morgan did not sell me my shoes.

2006-05-05 19:22:39
9.   Bob Timmermann
In a battle of division leaders, Arizona scored seven times in the second against Cincinnati thanks to three errors by the Reds and a balk.

All but one run was unearned.

2006-05-05 19:27:34
10.   D4P
Hey! The "Sabre Philosophy (TM)" is my intellectual property!
2006-05-05 19:28:11
11.   D4P
The MLB audio feed is under water again tonight. I'll be checking out the Brewers' announcers.
2006-05-05 19:29:03
12.   Bob Timmermann
OK, now that you have the notice, I will respect your intellectual property.

Meanwhile, old friend Lo Duca up with the game tied in the 9th in New York and the potential winning run on second.

Aussie Peter Moylan on the hill.

2006-05-05 19:31:00
13.   Bob Timmermann
Lo Duca grounds out and there's free baseball in Flushing.
2006-05-05 19:31:58
14.   D4P
Meh, you can use it. I've been waiting to make use of one of your phrases, but haven't found the opportunity yet.
2006-05-05 19:33:41
15.   Bob Timmermann
You can mockingly refer to a slow player by saying "He's no Loren Murchison".
2006-05-05 19:36:06
16.   D4P
I should have clarified that there is a particular phrase you have used that I plan to make use of.

Nothing brings down the house quite like a Loren Murchison reference.

2006-05-05 19:37:56
17.   Bob Timmermann
I'd use more of my father's catch phrases, but Jon has a no swearing policy. My father, who really didn't swear at all, loved to talk about barnyard excrement. So many of the phrases would fit in well here.

But I just mutter them to myself.

2006-05-05 19:39:37
18.   D4P
But I just mutter them to myself.

After you've been told to sit down and shut up, no doubt.

2006-05-05 19:41:12
19.   Bob Timmermann
And then I tell people to go peddle their papers elsewhere.
2006-05-05 19:41:21
20.   Curtis Lowe
Lets go Martin Lets throw some runners oOutt!
2006-05-05 19:42:28
21.   D4P
Yeah! Get some baserunners, Brewers!
2006-05-05 19:43:58
22.   Bob Timmermann
Can't anybody here play this game?
2006-05-05 19:44:38
23.   Curtis Lowe
Lowe is the Fircal of defensive pitchers.
2006-05-05 19:45:52
24.   D4P
That's the problem with these silly "groundball" pitchers.
2006-05-05 19:46:03
25.   Curtis Lowe
Nice play by Kent.
2006-05-05 19:46:34
26.   Andrew Shimmin
Jeff Kent earns his offer today. Any production is gravy.
2006-05-05 19:47:23
27.   underdog
Yeah, what's up with the underwater sound FX on the Dodgers mlb audio tonight? Vin sounds like he's part of a lo-fi podcast...

oh well, at least they got out of the inning.

2006-05-05 19:48:48
28.   D4P
That has happened a lot this year. The Brewers' feed is not working at all tonight. The choice is thus underwater or dead air.
2006-05-05 19:48:52
29.   Bob Timmermann
Wouldn't there be a disproportionate number of people who want to listen in to Scully in the early innings and that may be creating internet traffic?

I'm pulling this answer comletely out of my ...

2006-05-05 19:51:05
30.   D4P
Either that or there's a disproportionate number of people who don't want to listen to Steinday in the late innings.
2006-05-05 19:55:52
31.   Bob Timmermann
Does this seem familiar:

Washington trailing Cleveland by 3 with 5 seconds left takes the ball out of bounds. Do the Cavs deliberately foul to prevent a 3-point attempt?


Arenas hits a 30 foot 3-pointer to tie it up. Arenas's shot was a lot harder than Tim Thomas's however.

2006-05-05 19:58:12
32.   Marty
Don't you get 3 foul shots if you are fouled behind the line? Does the current CW say that is preferable to letting him take the shot?
2006-05-05 20:01:09
33.   Bob Timmermann
The idea is to just foul the player on the floor.

If you foul a shooter while attempting a 3-pointer it's 3 shots.

Didn't the Lakers have a foul to give last night in regulation? If they had fouled someone on the floor, all Phoenix could have done is take the ball out again.

2006-05-05 20:01:45
34.   Marty
OK, that makes sense.
2006-05-05 20:04:58
35.   King of the Hobos
If Vegas can manage an eight run comeback, the bottom of the 9th would be interesting, as they have no catchers left. Bellorin and Langill are both out of the game
2006-05-05 20:06:34
36.   D4P
How come a flyball that (when caught) moves a runner up a base is considered a sacrifice but a groundball that accomplishes the same thing is not?
2006-05-05 20:08:36
37.   Bob Timmermann

It's only a sacrifice if a runner scores on a fly ball.

And I think that's a stupid rule anyway. And many people agree with me and don't tell me to sit down and shut up when I bring it up.

2006-05-05 20:10:18
38.   D4P
Maybe you should bring that one up more often than the multiple-base error one.
2006-05-05 20:10:34
39.   King of the Hobos
The 51's only managed three of the eight runs they needed, losing 13-8. Delwyn Young had a nice game, 4-5 with 2 doubles.
2006-05-05 20:11:38
40.   Bob Timmermann
First big league assist for Martin!
2006-05-05 20:13:04
41.   D4P
Kansas City appears to be on the verge of consecutive road victories.

Kansas City also has Grudzielanek and Mientkiewicz hitting back-to-back in their lineup.

2006-05-05 20:14:26
42.   underdog
How's this for a pitching line score? Ramirez, who started for the Reds against AZ tonight:

7 1

2006-05-05 20:15:12
43.   natepurcell
Well played Mr. Martin, well played.
2006-05-05 20:15:14
44.   Curtis Lowe
Nice Play Russ.
2006-05-05 20:16:25
45.   Curtis Lowe
I like how instead of just standing up and rushing his throw he moved over in front of the plate to make an accurate throw.
2006-05-05 20:17:07
46.   Bob Timmermann
Cleveland won a late basket by Damon Jones. A guy who had not played the entire game until there were 14 seconds left in OT.
2006-05-05 20:18:07
47.   Steve
Do you think the sacrifice fly rule is stupid, or the rule that doesn't count advanced runners on flies as sacrifices?
2006-05-05 20:18:53
48.   Steve
I'm opposed to the rule that says that shortstops have to bat
2006-05-05 20:22:30
49.   Bob Timmermann
I think a fly ball that someone scores on should be charged as an at bat.
2006-05-05 20:22:45
50.   natepurcell
Odalis better visit that hooker while he's down in the DR.
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2006-05-05 20:22:59
51.   D4P
I'm opposed to the rule that says shortstops can be paid $13 million/year.
2006-05-05 20:23:28
52.   Andrew Shimmin
Thinking more about our Sunday mystery, does their refusal to name the starter mean that a trade is in the works? It won't be Billingsly or Houlton because they've pitched too soon. If it were Sele, why wouldn't they just say so? Grittle (I think; I'm quoting the pre-game woman) said it wouldn't be an 'in house' solution--what if he really meant that?
2006-05-05 20:24:24
53.   deburns
Just checked in after watching the first few frames of the LA/MIL game. 17 Bob, you are certainly aware of the Bess Truman comment about her attempts to soften her husband's references to barnyard excreta.
2006-05-05 20:24:54
54.   D4P
Russ Ortiz...?
2006-05-05 20:24:58
55.   natepurcell

If its Dontrelle, then I'm cool with it.

2006-05-05 20:25:20
56.   Steve
49 -- Agreed.

52 -- You're scaring me.

2006-05-05 20:29:05
57.   Bob Timmermann
The Braves are about to use their 22nd player of the night against the Mets.
2006-05-05 20:29:53
58.   Bob Timmermann
I hope someone tells Vin that Prince and Cecil Fielder are estranged.
2006-05-05 20:31:55
59.   Bob Timmermann
Rats in mazes could find the baseball faster than Lowe finds comebackers hit at him.
2006-05-05 20:32:40
60.   Andrew Shimmin
58- I didn't know that.
2006-05-05 20:33:25
61.   Andrew Shimmin
I suspect Lowe's been abusing Ambien.
2006-05-05 20:33:33
62.   Curtis Lowe
He was OUT!
2006-05-05 20:34:41
63.   Bob Timmermann
Cecil Fielder gambles like John Daly. When Prince first signed with the Brewers, his salary was being sent to Cecil. Who gambled it away. Cecil doesn't get any money anymore.

Last year, Brewers announcer Bill Schroeder kept asking Prince about his dad and didn't know that the two were estranged. Schroeder was quite embarrassed when he found out.

2006-05-05 20:34:52
64.   Steve
If we trade for Brandon Webb, he won't be available to pitch Sunday.
2006-05-05 20:36:01
65.   Steve
And to think Koskie could have been Beltre's replacement! Oh the good times we missed!
2006-05-05 20:36:25
66.   Andrew Shimmin
A story abot the Fielders. It's a shame.

2006-05-05 20:42:15
67.   Steve
I don't quite understand what they were hoping to do by serving his son, unless he lived at home.
2006-05-05 20:43:21
68.   natepurcell
2006-05-05 20:43:26
69.   the OZ
Hooray Russ Martin!
2006-05-05 20:43:52
70.   Curtis Lowe
MArtiiinnnn wooo wooo.
2006-05-05 20:44:17
71.   underdog
How do you like that! Welcome to the Majors, Russ!

Can he stay, mister Colletti, huh? Pretty please?

2006-05-05 20:44:32
72.   Steve
This is why I think as bad as things are in 2006, Dawn of Lament is not a good theme going forward.
2006-05-05 20:45:31
73.   natepurcell
lol at steve.
2006-05-05 20:47:12
74.   Steve
Just think, the decade won't even have ended in 2009. It's just right around the corner.
2006-05-05 20:50:26
75.   Steve
It's more like Last Empty Gasps of Lament, as long as we don't pull a "blockbuster" trade for Kyle Farnsworth
2006-05-05 20:56:42
76.   MartinBillingsley31
Welcome aboard Russ Martin.
2006-05-05 21:00:38
77.   Curtis Lowe
Dame mas Gasolina.
2006-05-05 21:01:25
78.   D4P
Did Drew just attempt to bunt?
2006-05-05 21:04:36
79.   Curtis Lowe
Anyone else notice Kent has on the Old helmet style?
2006-05-05 21:06:27
80.   Bob Timmermann
I found out today that players can ask to use the old style helmets. Chipper Jones doesn't like the new ones either.
2006-05-05 21:08:22
81.   Curtis Lowe
Maybe Kent thought it was the reason for his slump.
2006-05-05 21:17:56
82.   underdog
And... Russell Martin again ladies and gentlemen.

Btw, Chan Ho Park pitched a surprisingly great game, all the way through 9, no runs. I didn't think he had it in him.

2006-05-05 21:25:36
83.   natepurcell
now u warm up the pen if you havent yet grady.
2006-05-05 21:27:43
84.   Curtis Lowe
2006-05-05 21:27:59
85.   Gen3Blue
The Brewers announcers give me hope.
I said it before but my post dissapeared.
2006-05-05 21:28:54
86.   D4P
Your wish is Grittle's command: Hamulack is warming up. (Be careful what you wish for...)
2006-05-05 21:31:00
87.   D4P
Sammy's also warming up.
2006-05-05 21:33:16
88.   Curtis Lowe
Nomah should be on the Lakers.
2006-05-05 21:33:31
89.   oldbear
The Brew Crew isnt the most patient team.
2006-05-05 21:33:31
90.   Steve
Lowe or Baez should start the eighth. I don't care which.
2006-05-05 21:34:46
91.   D4P
I take it you think Danys-boy is our best reliever...?
2006-05-05 21:35:36
92.   oldbear
I'd stick with Lowe. He's at 98 pitches but Jenkins/Lee/Fielder are only 2-9 off of him this game.
2006-05-05 21:37:19
93.   Steve
In the land of the blind, the glass-eyed man is king.
2006-05-05 21:39:50
94.   oldbear
That might be the best at bat by a Dodger player in the last 3 weeks.
2006-05-05 21:40:53
95.   Steve
Though to answer your question seriously, he's no better than any of them. But they think he is, and he was valuable enough that they traded the moon for him, so it would be internally consistent to use him in a situation where he might actually matter, since he would at that point be replacing a bad middle reliever that he might actually pitch better than, rather than just mopping up a three out ninth (something that he has enough trouble doing on his own, admittedly).

Meanwhile, not mkaing this all moot by scoring about 23 runs off of Dan Kolb would just about confirm that this is the worst offense on Planet Earth, outside of maybe the Atlanta Hawks.

2006-05-05 21:42:31
96.   Steve
Those 89 mphers 12 inches high and outside are sure tempting.
2006-05-05 21:43:10
97.   Steve
Geez, Drew should have his hitting license taken away
2006-05-05 21:44:10
98.   Curtis Lowe
that was well wasted.
2006-05-05 21:44:27
99.   oldbear
Drew should stop trying for Olneys. They can only lead to bad habits.
2006-05-05 21:46:57
100.   natepurcell
whats lowe's gb/fb ratio for this game?
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2006-05-05 21:47:30
101.   oldbear
I want to like the Brewers (a team giving their young players a chance). But they hack at everything.
2006-05-05 21:47:52
102.   natepurcell
and i just jinxed him.
2006-05-05 21:47:57
103.   bigcpa
Twice we swung away with 1st/2nd and 0 out with 2 GIDP's to show for it. Let's hope Tracy doesn't rethink his strategy.
2006-05-05 21:48:11
104.   Bob Timmermann
I read somewhere that just because a pitcher gives up a lot of ground balls, it doesn't mean that he doesn't give up a lot of home runs.

Where did I read that?

2006-05-05 21:48:35
105.   Steve
Unless this is Baez, Grady is an idiot.

15-1 GB/FB

2006-05-05 21:49:18
106.   MartinBillingsley31
Uh oh here comes the pen.
I'd let lowe go the distance.
2006-05-05 21:49:35
107.   oldbear
Gameday had that barely making it over the fence.

Lowe's at 15-1.

2006-05-05 21:51:09
108.   Curtis Lowe
That was a good game.
2006-05-05 21:51:14
109.   oldbear
Looogy mania.
2006-05-05 21:51:18
110.   MartinBillingsley31

I'm watching it on t.v. i live in wisconsin, so i get brewer games.
Lee barely hit it out.

2006-05-05 21:51:42
111.   Steve
Lee didn't get all of it, he kind of reached down at a sinker and got under it. That's a strong dude.
2006-05-05 21:53:44
112.   Steve
Hi Grady!
2006-05-05 21:54:31
113.   MartinBillingsley31
I'm so sick of this bullpen.
Time to call up billingsley and move one of our bottom 3 starters to the pen.
2006-05-05 21:55:34
114.   oldbear
Now is Baez going to come in for the 5 out save?
2006-05-05 21:55:43
115.   Steve
I've been cutting Grady a little slack because, at points, he's at least been imaginatively stupid.

That was extremely unimaginative. Jim Tracy could have done that. Frank Robinson lives to do that.

2006-05-05 21:55:52
116.   Doug N
does anyone think that depodesta finds this season hilarious?
2006-05-05 21:56:03
117.   oldbear
Grady double switches Kent out yet again.
2006-05-05 21:56:05
118.   Jerry
On Wednesday, in Salt Lake City at the Bees-51s game, I told Russell Martin we were going to need him up in LA pretty soon. I didn't think it'd be this soon. Pretty cool to see him do well his first game.
2006-05-05 21:56:46
119.   Curtis Lowe
116- Probably finds it as funny as his 71-91 record.
2006-05-05 21:56:54
120.   Steve
Hi to you too Jerry. Geez.
2006-05-05 21:57:28
121.   Steve
In fairness, it was 144-142.
2006-05-05 21:58:04
122.   Steve
Hi Danys!
2006-05-05 21:58:24
123.   Curtis Lowe
oh my.
2006-05-05 21:58:47
124.   Jerry
Did you miss me?
2006-05-05 21:59:12
125.   Steve
Would you like to close for the Dodgers? They'll trade Russell Martin for you.
2006-05-05 21:59:31
126.   Curtis Lowe
Good thing Lowe doesn't have a wife to beat anymore.
2006-05-05 21:59:40
127.   D4P
Baez' theme song: "Welcome to the Bungle"
2006-05-05 21:59:53
128.   Jerry
Was that Martin's fault?
2006-05-05 22:00:10
129.   oldbear
Will Martin catch heat for wild pitches the way Navarro did?
2006-05-05 22:00:17
130.   Jerry
Carter got a 1-2-3 save Wednesday night.
2006-05-05 22:01:03
131.   Bob Timmermann
Corey Koskie is no Loren Murchison.
2006-05-05 22:01:16
132.   Curtis Lowe
Martin takes one like a man!
2006-05-05 22:01:22
133.   natepurcell
Koskie went right for martin's chin with his elbow. bad form koskie, bad form.
2006-05-05 22:01:31
134.   Curtis Lowe
Stays on his feet.
2006-05-05 22:01:35
135.   underdog
Well Repko just made up for his mistake a few innings ago...

Too bad the Dodgers were Hamulack'd.

2006-05-05 22:01:56
136.   Steve
128 -- Isn't everything?

Oh my -- another Repko throw my grandma could have made. It even hit the mound and rolled to Martin before he beat the runner by 25 feet.

2006-05-05 22:02:02
137.   Andrew Shimmin
Martin is hard core. He should have spiked the ball, after.

Conspiracy theory: It's almost like Baez is trying to let the other relievers' runners score, so that he looks even better, by comparison. But that's crazy talk.

2006-05-05 22:02:38
138.   Steve
2006-05-05 22:03:29
139.   oldbear
Well in this case, Baez at least gets a blown save out of the deal.

So he wasnt totally off the hook?

How does everyone like our 4 SS infield? Lucille, Furcal, Robles, and Nomar.

2006-05-05 22:03:44
140.   Steve
Koskie should be suspended. It's not Martin's fault that you and your base coach are complete morons.
2006-05-05 22:03:46
141.   natepurcell
I would bring in broxton and throw a 97mph fb right in his back for his elbow cheap shot.
2006-05-05 22:04:45
142.   Curtis Lowe
139- The Gestapo?
2006-05-05 22:06:26
143.   Rich Lederer
Lowe, in the dugout (after Baez's wild pitch), "God damn Mexicans!"

Penny, sitting next to him, "Baez isn't Mexican."

Lowe: "Well, I know he ain't American!"

2006-05-05 22:07:17
144.   natepurcell
repko's plate discipline continues to impress.
2006-05-05 22:07:17
145.   Steve
Nice at-bat.
2006-05-05 22:07:29
146.   oldbear
Repko has earned his time ahead of Kenny Lofton.
2006-05-05 22:08:31
147.   Steve
They showed that play again -- Koskie shouldn't just be suspended; they should take his kids away.
2006-05-05 22:09:26
148.   oldbear
Why give up an out when Repko's strength is his ability to steal bases? At the very least, let Repko to steal 2nd and then bunt him to 3rd.
2006-05-05 22:11:45
149.   D4P
Given that HBPs count toward OBP, why not include them in the WHIP stat as well?
2006-05-05 22:12:24
150.   Steve
149 -- Trying to unravel the mystery of why Danys Baez has so many admirers?
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2006-05-05 22:12:33
151.   D4P
One more sacrifice and Repko will score!


2006-05-05 22:13:48
152.   natepurcell
lol vinny was talking about how robles is at the plate and its also cinco de mayo. "what a friday night crowd, all full of beans."
2006-05-05 22:13:50
153.   D4P
Danys-boy has an uncanny ability to blow the game without it showing up in his box score.
2006-05-05 22:14:03
154.   Curtis Lowe
Well tongiht as with many nights this season was almost a good night.
2006-05-05 22:14:56
155.   natepurcell

i know what he really meant, but earlier he had another non-intended pun about cecil and how he ate everyone up back when he played. Just found it funny.

2006-05-05 22:15:25
156.   D4P
Someone needed to tell Robles that it's

1. "Clutch" hitting to ground out with a runner on base with less than 2 outs, but
2. "Not clutch" hitting to hit the same ground out with a runner on base and 2 outs.

2006-05-05 22:17:28
157.   Steve
I'll take it. I'm just in the mood where, tonight, I'll take it.
2006-05-05 22:17:59
158.   oldbear
The home plate umpire must have felt sorry for Baez.
2006-05-05 22:18:00
159.   Steve
Just out of curiosity, anybody on Gameday, where did it show strike 3 as being?
2006-05-05 22:19:42
160.   D4P
I think it was in the upper-outer quadrant of the strike zone.
2006-05-05 22:20:31
161.   oldbear
I think they are all up high in the zone, the strikes to Cirillo.

Sometimes even from gameday you can tell they are bad calls if GD only barely puts it in the box and the hitter doesnt swing.

2006-05-05 22:21:13
162.   Steve
No upper, way outer
2006-05-05 22:22:59
163.   Joe
2006-05-05 22:23:11
164.   D4P
Gameday appears to be incapable of displaying a called strike outside the strike zone.
2006-05-05 22:23:36
165.   Steve
So to review so far, our excellently great closer has:

1) An HBP

2) A wild pitch

3) A blown save

4) A "Strikeout"

5) A 400 blast caught at the wall

6) A line double down the left field line

7) A line drive hit right at Garciaparra for the third out.

As Paris would say, that's hot

2006-05-05 22:24:37
166.   Curtis Lowe
I think I like Martin better than Navarro based soley on the fact that Martin is only two syllables where Navarro is way too much more.
2006-05-05 22:25:11
167.   D4P
What's going on? Gameday froze on Hardy, and now it's showing multiple Brewer ejections.
2006-05-05 22:25:17
168.   Steve
And now he'll probably get the win given the joker the Brewers just put in.
2006-05-05 22:25:42
169.   natepurcell
Mr. Banjo Slappy!
2006-05-05 22:25:57
170.   adamclyde
gameday shows the Brewer's 3rd base coach was ejected. Anyone know why?
2006-05-05 22:27:55
171.   Curtis Lowe
again with the bunting.
2006-05-05 22:28:22
172.   Steve
He started arguing with the umpire over the Cirillo call. He gave him a darn good thrashing. Then Furcal bunted for a base hit to lead off B-9
2006-05-05 22:29:26
173.   Steve
That's one way of doing it.
2006-05-05 22:29:35
174.   Xeifrank
Dodgers win! Does that get us out of last place, or close to it? What's our magic #?
vr, Xei
2006-05-05 22:29:47
175.   natepurcell
Lol, we even win like losers.
2006-05-05 22:30:06
176.   Jerry
2006-05-05 22:30:51
177.   oldbear
Wow..what a game.
2006-05-05 22:31:07
178.   underdog
I'm not exactly sure what just happened but I'm glad we won. Charlie Steiner called Nomar's hit a "little fist job." Um.... Whatever it takes to win!
2006-05-05 22:31:18
179.   Steve
Like I said, I'll take it. It beats the alternative. As long as we're going to throw away the future, might as well win tonight.
2006-05-05 22:31:51
180.   Xeifrank
wow, what a great way to win. It brings back memories of my youth baseball career. I was probably about 15 years old we were in the championship game extra innings. I was up with the winning run on 2nd base. I hit a weak groundball down the first base line. The first baseman went over to field the ball and step on first base, only to have the ball hit the bag and hop over his glove for the game winner. vr, Xei
2006-05-05 22:32:16
181.   oldbear
Baez with the win and blown save.
2006-05-05 22:32:20
182.   Steve
178 -- A little ground ball that hugged the first base line, and hit the bag, but Prince Fielder was playing so far over into the hole (and of course, he's 600 pounds), that he couldn't catch up to it.
2006-05-05 22:32:21
183.   Curtis Lowe
2006-05-05 22:34:20
184.   oldbear
All the NL West teams won tonight except the Giants.
2006-05-05 22:36:11
185.   Gen3Blue
Outrageous fortune can work both ways.
I loved hearing the Brewer's announcers saying, "the Brewers should feel superior playing here in this weaker division". I was pretty sure that fixed their wagon (about the fifth inning).
2006-05-05 22:37:45
186.   Gen3Blue
To think that an outfit that spent any time with Bud Selig should feel "superior" is wild.
2006-05-05 22:42:58
187.   Xeifrank
everyone have a happy cinco de mayo? The girl (mexican) at the hardware store today asked me how I was going to celebrate the holiday today. I really had to think hard, not wanting to be embarrassed about not knowing what holiday it might be. Flag day? Canadian independence day? They all went through my head as possibilities. So, I finally asked what the holiday was. Cinco de mayo, marguerita day she told me. I said something to the effect of, oh, is there another boycott today? No, she replied. I said, oh good I will probably just celebrate by taking a nap when I get home.
vr, Xei
2006-05-05 22:43:11
188.   MartinBillingsley31
Anyone know our record when lofton is not starting? LOL!
2006-05-05 22:52:07
189.   Linkmeister
From Yahoo's play-by-play for the bottom of the 9th:

" - M. Wise relieved J. Lehr
- R. Furcal reached on bunt single to shortstop
- J. Cruz Jr. sacrificed to catcher, R. Furcal to second
- N. Garciaparra singled to right, R. Furcal scored"

Calling that bouncer that hit the bag a single to right is burnishing the cat.

Not bad. We finished dinner and I went out to wash up, turned the channel and got to see the end of the game, improbable as that ending was.

2006-05-05 22:57:20
190.   Langhorne
To Nomar's credit, in the post game interview he said that his hit was lucky. I think that's the first time I've ever heard an athelete say that their game winning accomplishment was luck.
2006-05-05 23:53:53
191.   thinkingblue

It couldn't be a 400 foot blast, the wall only goes 395 at most.

2006-05-05 23:55:50
192.   thinkingblue

Totally agree, why don't managers ever try a straight steal, then a bunt, especially when you have a Furcal, Lofton, or Repko on base?

2006-05-06 00:25:11
193.   natepurcell
a lineup of
ss furcal
cf repko
1b nomar
rf drew
2b kent
lf ethier
3b mueller
C martin

should be our "everyday" lineup for the upcoming 2 weeks or so.

2006-05-06 06:57:04
194.   oldbear
Little said Mueller would be out 3-4 days with a twisted knee, but if that turns out to be more, hopefully they call up Aybar too.

My everyday lineup would be:

C- Martin

Get Furcal out of the leadoff spot until he starts to hit.

Deal as many from the [Lofton, Mueller, Kent, Nomar, Cruz] group as possible at the trade deadline or before. None of those guys have a future with the team.

2006-05-06 07:35:41
195.   Steve
2006-05-06 13:05:34
196.   thinkingblue

Furcal can't help us hitting 8th. Also, we're trying to compete, we shouldn't be looking to deal our good players now.

2006-05-06 13:06:04
197.   thinkingblue
adding to 196.

But I would be willing to deal Cruz in a heartbeat.

2006-05-06 13:27:51
198.   oldbear
Furcal can't help us hitting 8th

At this point with Furcal, its not about helping. Its about preventing further damage.

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