Monday, August 17, 2009

My points of contention

I had two of these with Sunday's 6-5 loss.

First, I have to disagree with Steve Decker on the ruling of the ball hit off Mike McBryde's glove as a hit. It was scored justly and I don't think it's fair to use the he got there so it's an error logic. McBryde had a long way to go to catch up with the ball and it shouldn't excuse the poor job by Kaufman, who allowed a single, double and a hit batter with two outs before the play in question. McBryde should never have had to make that catch.

My second point is with a runner on third and one out, even though the guy at the plate already hit a three-run double, you walk him to set up the double play. It would bring up the No. 8 hitter who is batting .230 , followed by the No. 9 hitter (.270). Sure the guy, De Leon, only had 25 RBIs at that point with just over 200 at-bats. That projects to being just less productive than EME. The logic of pitching to him with Mitch Lively looked good with an 0-2 count, but Lively through a fastball over the plate for an RBI single, which happened to be the eventual winning run.


thehondohurricane said...

I know this isn't the venue for opening the following discussion, but last Friday at Dodd, a group of us were discussing the upcoming college football season and individual dislikes were aired by each participant. I've just gotten off a college football web site that lists the TV games and again, the Miami/FSU game scheduled for Labor Day night. Come on for crying out loud, this game is supposed to be played in October, when both teams have a few games experience. This kind of scheduling sucks, BIG TIME. When the Hell is the NCAA reclaim their game from the TV nabobs?

And I'm sure anyone who cares to, can find a similar travesty for their favorite college eleven.

As Meryl belted out in Momma Mia, "Money, money, money, it's so funny, in a rich mans world.

GO ABBA and to Hell with the NCAA and BCS!

Joe said...

Hondo...I've started the UConn football blog again today, so feel free to vent there, too. I'll have some scheduling tidbits soon.