Monday, April 7, 2008
4.1 7 5 4 5 5
Starting pitcher: M.C. O'Connor
Does it seem like our guys aren't ready to pitch when they go out there? Like they need to face a couple of batters before they "find" their stuff and hit their spots? Da Beezy spent all of last season doing that, please don't tell me that Matt Cain is adopting our Billion Dollar Boondoggle's bad habits!!! 25 batters and 96 pitches in 4-and-a-third? That's some Spring Training garbage, that's what THAT is. (Exactly what does DAVE RIGHETTI, Pitching "Coach" do, anyway? Help guys get ready to pitch?) At least the homer M.C. gave up was to a studly hitter--Adrian Gonzalez--and he got hits all day long. I suppose that is SOME consolation, although it looked like Gonzalez raked a pretty fat pitch in the 1st (I saw the replay). I'm glad my hideous work duty kept me from watching (or following on Gameday) today. This was one worth missing. C'mon, Matt, we need to see an "Ace" effort next time! Dammit, there ain't much else worth watching with this crew.