Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Dink-ball, take 2
Starting pitcher: M.C. O'Connor
When you can't hit, you have to make your hits count. We failed to do that last night and spoiled the first complete game of the year. Of course, if we'd been up 3-2 instead of down 2-1 we'd have played the 9th and Wilson would have come on for the save chance. BZ gets a CG but it's one of those 8-inning road-loss affairs, always tough to get excited about. It was brisk at least, only 2:35 on the game clock, so we didn't have to suffer. BZ comes in at 63 on the Game Score, not dominating but certainly effective. He got some fielding help and some luck, and was pitching in PetCo against an offense almost as bad as ours. Adrian Gonzalez (Bless me Father, I'm a sinner, I covet my neighbor's first baseman) was 0-3 with a walk, and he's the only real hitter on the team. Brian Giles, once a great hitter, doesn't have much left at age 38, Kevin Kouzmanoff is doing his best to impersonate Pedro Feliz, and Chase Headley has yet to show us anything. Scott Hairston is a part-time journeyman with .782 career OPS, which swells to 1.400 or so against us. In other words, this is a team we should beat.