Thursday, September 8, 2011

(Not) Giving Up

No, not me! I mean giving up - or not giving up - seven runs worth of homers! Not cool!

David Huff looked fiiiiiine for 7 innings. Much better than his last start and more in line with his first two starts with 5 strikeouts and 5 hits. And of course this start involved rain. But no postponement! Seems like the umpires are tired of the AL Central too.

I'm not sure if Huff was left in a little too long (he left 2 on base) or the bullpen was brought in a little too early (Hermann proceeded to let those two guys come in, and another, on a homer) but that's the way it ended. And since we had nothing to lose, they brought in Josh Judy just to see a guy named Judy pitch to a guy who's first name is pronounced "Diane."

Asdrubal was gettin' stuff done today, going 2 for 3 with a double, single and walk. And he stole a base! And scored! And picked a bushel of appels!

He's tied up with Fukudome for "qualifying" batting average at .275 (Kipnis leads the lineup with .284 but he's low on games played.) Ol' Fuku has actually cooled off a bit. Hitting regularly but only one hit today, 11 in his last 10 games.

Thome was rockin' it today in his "old" home. He went 2 for 4 and was the one who drove Asdrubal in in the first.

So excited about Kipnis. He's getting hits when he's in! Ok, this is only his second game back but it was his second hit! I guess his ma was there today to watch him play for the first time. Sweet.

Shelley Duncan played first base to give Lou a night off from catching. I guess this was a little too heavy for Shelley as his bat was silenced.

Lonnie "Not Jack Hannahan" Chisenhall was at 3rd today and got a hit. There's definitely a lot to be said for having some innings under your belt when it comes to being able to hit consistently. They can't all be Shelley!

Man I had the best lemonade today. Minute Maid Light at the Subway in Macedonia on Rt. 82. Of course I was just out from a very hard workout and hungry as a horse but damn was that good lemonade! We should all give kudos to whoever mixes up the lemonade there. I know this is a non-sequitor but NO ONE is around to tell this to. And I am still thinking about the lemonade.

There's more baseball tomorrow, and it's at 8:10 again. So that's what I'm doing tomorrow night. How about you? Jeanmar versus Mark Buehrle. Whoooboy...

See you there!

Radio Chatter:
"That great start kept them in the race for basically 5 months."
- Tom Hamilton ruminating on the beginning of the season

"It's miserable out. Those people sitting way out in right field are going 'why did we come?'"
- Tom Hamilton

"You'd think the batters box was like the pitching mound..."
- Tom Hamilton wonders why they didn't put drying agent in the batter's box

"Welp, this is the kind of baseball you sometimes get in September..."
- Tom Hamilton

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