Wednesday, May 13, 2009
A Tale of Two Z's
Starting pitcher: M.C. O'Connor
I'll admit that I was rooting for Ryan Zimmerman to keep his hitting streak alive. 30 games is a hell of a thing. The two guys in front of him accounted for 7 hits today, but the young third baseman went 0-3 with 2 walks in 5 trips to the plate. They have way too much lumber in that lineup and eventually they are going to put up some runs. We got lucky last night and so we managed to take two of three. Our own Z-man, No. 75, had a decent outing this afternoon, only to see it all fall apart in the 7th. We couldn't muster up another improbable comeback, although Mississippi Fred stroked a double and chalked up an RBI as a pinch-hitter in the 9th. It's the best of times and the worst of times, really. We are winning, which is great. We have the worst OPS in the league, which stinks. It's like some irritating zen riddle that's supposed to help me gain enlightenment. Screw enlightment. How 'bout some more 3-run HRs?