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Speed Bump

Friday, June 3, 2005

I'm watching our hard won winning streak disappear, and I can't say I'm too suprised. A few notes:

  • I knew the winning streak was in serious jeopardy when Brian Giles scored in the fourth. He had reached first on a single, but advanced to second on a wild pitch. Over the last week, the Cubs were stranding those runners rather then letting them score.
  • I thought Dusty should have pulled Sergio Mitre one batter before he did. The bases were loaded and the previous five at-bats ended up negatively. Sergio had just thrown 8 of 9 pitches for balls... and it was clear he was done. I'm not criticizing Dusty here, just pointing out that I would have done it differently.
  • All of the singles getting through the hole between Aramis Ramirez and Neifi Perez reminds me of the first game against the White Sox a few weeks ago. In that game, the Sox singled us to death with ground balls through the left side.
  • Neifi! Perez has a 12 game hitting streak. Derrek Lee is mired in an 0-5 slump.
  • Todd Hollandsworth started for the second straight game today. While I'm a huge Dubois fan, this is the perfect series to get Holly some at bats. Dubois' main attractive quality is his power... Petco seems to mute that particular aspect of the game, and so I think its been a good two game decision. (That and the fact that Holly is hitting over .500 against Adam Eaton.) Anyhow, its time to get Dubois back in the lineup.
  • Forgot to mention this: If you'll notice the verb tense at the beginning of this post, I started writing before the game was over. The reason I did so was because I was spitting mad about Adam Eaton's triple. It wasn't the triple that bothered me as much as the following two things: 1. Todd Hollandsworth was lazy in throwing the ball back into the infield, thus turning a double into a triple. 2. Bob Brenly and Len Kasper failed to call him out on the play. Now I really like Len Kasper as a play-by-play guy (see this interview for a good reason why) and Bob Brenly is OK... but I really wished Stoney was in the booth because I know he would have said something.

Well, I'm heading back home again this weekend. Saturday night I'll be attending the Indianapolis Indians game and will post about that on Sunday. On Monday, I'll be back in the bleachers to watch the Cubs and Blue Jays while celebrating my younger brother's high school graduation.

Posted by Byron at June 3, 2005 11:45 PM | Bookmark and Share | BallHype: hype it up!
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I thought the same thing after that Adam Eaton triple. You could definately tell that Brenly was trying hard not to criticize Hollandsworth.

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