Ok, I guess I am blogging this mess
16. Mike Timlin really stinks with inherited baserunners. Really. Stinks.
17. Kevin Millar really stinks when he's at the plate. Really? Yeah, really. Stinks.
Why, if Lou Pinella brings in a righty, do you not bring in John Olerud? I am well-aware that Olerud is about 3 for his last 32, but it's the matchup. Not just lefty-righty, but sucky-not sucky. With Colome and Millar, it's a sucky-sucky matchup and that usually favors the sucky guy with the ball.
Plus, Lou has pretty much emptied his bullpen by the eighth. It's not like he can go back to a lefty.
18. And it's fodder for WEEI, but Millar...his "power" numbers and his "slugging" percentage in a spot in the order primarily for folks who can clear the wall and in a position in the field that generally yields home runs...it's killing me.
Now, to me, there are 1B that a: hit for power; b: hit for average; c: do both a & b.
Examples of a: Jason Giambi (don't laugh, he's having a great second-half), Richie Sexton; Mark Teixeira
b: Sean Casey, Nick Johnson.
c: Derrick Lee, Albert Pujols, Carlos Delgado
As for Millar, he now falls under letter Q - named after former Sox 1B Carlos Quintana. Q was a career .279 hitter. 19 career home runs (came over three full seasons, so an average of 6+). Career OPS .712.
This year for Millar? .276 average, 4 HR, .754 OPS.
19. Adam Stern does not = Dave Roberts. Wow. That was, um, wow.
20. Bases loaded for the guy who leads the majors - and ranks second all-time - in home runs with the bases loaded. The pitcher throws very hard and very straight. What will be the outcome?
(the suspense is killing me, too)
21. F9. And the F stands for fu--, oh forget it. The 2-2 was the pitch to hit.