Sunday, April 21, 2013

Game 1 Loss

We scored two in the first and had two on in the second. And Santana's pitch count was way up. Looked like a victory. But we didn't score any more, and KC's 3-run fourth gave them the lead for good. It was almost a big squander for them, but with two outs, Stephen Drew (now hitting an even .100) couldn't quite reach a line drive, and two runs scored. With the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the 8th, Salty had a 2-0 count, after Napoli walked on four pitches. KC's pitcher had yet to throw a strike. And Salty swung. Tapper to the mound, threat over. We lose 4-2.

I don't like when Don says "he needs something that doesn't include contact" when there's a man on third and less than two outs. We all know the pitcher in that situation wants a strikeout or a pop-up. Not a strikeout or a walk!

Don also screwed himself while doing his usual "start to call the play before it happens" routine. Grounder to the right side, " it's not through as the second baseman gloves it...." Why, Don? Why not wait a half-second to see if it goes through or not? We're watching too, we don't even need you to tell us anyway, but if you do, at least wait until it happens, what would be the reason not to?

And did we need to have a chat with two hockey announcers right in the middle of the action? That inning pissed me off, an then to add ITI, the screen froze on the last pitch of the inning, unfreezing only after the batter had struck out.

Game 2 tonight at 7.


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