Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mind Numbing

That's how Tom Hamilton describes this losing streak. "Not mind-boggling, mind numbing."

Nothing ruins your night like Tom Hamilton moaning about a baseball game. Once he's off the wagon, it's all downhill from there.

Roberto Hernandez did VERY well tonight. He went 6 innings and gave up 4 earned runs, but he left the game with only 2 earned runs. The next 2 were given up on a homer courtesy of Esmil Rogers when he was brought in to relieve Hernandez...who only had 72 pitches. I don't get that decision at all. Hernandez had only given up 3 hits and 2 walks.

Rogers didn't give up any more than his 3-run homer. Seddon came in for the 8th and he did all right.

Some dudes had a multi-hit game today. Off Felix Hernandez even. For some reason the ballpark was fulled up with 39,000 fans expecting another perfect game or something. Didn't happen. Didn't even get a shutout.

Jason Kipnis ruined that excitement right off the bat by getting a leadoff single. He got another single later on to go 2 for 4. Two 2-hit games in a row for him!

Asdrubal didn't hit at all tonight but damn...I mean dayum he was close to a 3-run homer in the 8th. It was so convincing that even Tom Hamilton remembered to be excited about it! But it was not to be.

Choo went 1 for 4. Him and Asdrubal are volleying back and forth for 2nd place average (Brantley is pretty untouchable at this point!) He's hitting .284 and Asdrubal's down to .281.

Santana went 2 for 4 with a run scored, giving him a 5-game hitting streak! His average is up over .240 again, so that's cool. Brantley went 1 for 4, following Santana's single in the 7th. Santana came around to score on KOTCHMAN's single after that! Team!

Felix Hernandez then threw the ball in to center field, trying to ... pick... off... someone? Brantley got down to third, at which time the suicide squeeze was called and Brent Lillibridge (and the Lord) utterly and totally messed that up and no one scored. Whoops!

Carrera got himself a walk, so that was cool. Need him to be on base all the time!

That's all she wrote. We lost for the 7th time in a row. Last late-night game of the year woohoo!

Check out this article about umpire Jim Joyce saving someone's life with CPR at a game last night. Seriously, check it out. If you don't recall he's the dude who miss-called that perfect game for Galarraga in 2010. Karma just came and smacked that guy in the butt I think, and he is fully redeemed times 10.

There ya go, now you are happy about baseball again! Yay!

Tomorrow is 3:40, which means 12:40 in Seattle. Huh, ok. I'm actually going to miss the game at gametime due to a doctor appointment and family time. But you know I'm good for it!

It's Zach McAllister versus RHP (3.79). No problem, right?

See you there!

Radio Chatter:
"If he doesn't make that adjustment, helllooooo Columbus."
- Tom Hamilton on Carrera not getting on base

"...gotta give that dollar back to Tom."
- Jim Rosenhaus calls himself out on saying Fausto Carmona

"This has been refreshing. This is just a classic baseball game."
- Tom Hamilton

"Worst case scenario - throw the bat at the ball and foul it off."
- Tom Hamilton on what Lillibridge could have done

"Jesus Montero hit a home run that nearly knocked over the front row of the upper deck."
- Tom Hamilton

"This is mind numbing. Not mind boggling, mind numbing."
- Tom Hamilton

"If you wonder why the movie was called 'Sleepless in Seattle' it had nothing to do with Tom Hanks thinking about Meg Ryan. It was because he drank too much coffee."
- Tom Hamilton

"There are more coffee shops in this town than there are drug stores and denture makers in Winterhaven."
- Tom Hamilton

"Gosh, so impressed by these fans until just moments ago."
- Tom Hamilton seriously hates the wave

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