Gearrin, Kontos, Law, Strickland: nothing but zeroes!! That was nice.
And he had to slide back to first after rounding it and going for second but he made it !
Another reliever stockpiled in AAA. He's a righty, so he's injury insurance, but he's been a solid guy other than last season. I hope we won't need him. I want to see our lefties--the O-Brothers--get their shit together.
Good looking spectacles, my man.
I missed the story about Drew Stubbs getting a minor league deal. The River Cats are getting a makeover!
I am still totally on the Mad Bum train, but I think I will jump on the Johnny C train for a little ride. He is amazing. He seems to have more fun playing the game than anybody else on the field. I keep expecting him to throw back his head and laugh out loud. Even if he wasn't an elite pitcher and an all around great athlete, I would love him for his smile. Of course, as Bob will tell you, I am still pining for another dose of Morse, which has nothing to do with baseball and everything to do with other things...
Game one was a microcosm of last season- a great start with a heart-breaking end involving sucky relief pitching. Game two also reminds me of the good half of last year, because Cueto ALWAYS WINS.My current preoccupation is the career arc of Brandon Crawford. He's always been good, and lucky to be a world champion, repeatedly (again this year in the WBC). He seems to be getting better still, so I'm wondering just how good that will turn out to be. I well remember young Ozzie Smith as a brilliant all glove/no bat star with the Padres. Later as a Cardinal he became a good hitter and a champion, and ultimately he became A BASEBALL GOD.So, I'm thinking Crawford might be that good.
Thanks for all the lovely comments! Especially cool to get both of my beloved siblings to chime in. Keep it up!@Zo I hate those glasses, but, thanks, I guess. @Barbara I completely agree that a big part of the JohnnyC experience is just soaking up his pure unadulterated joy to be playing the game. Combine that with grace, athleticism, and great instincts; and you have a star attraction. Last night there was a good example. Kruk noticed that Goldshcmidt was crashing down for a bunt way too far, just crying out for a slap. Sure enough, that is exactly what JohnnyC delivered!! Fun baseball to watch, for sure. Very different than MadBum too, which makes them the best 1-2 in baseball.@Bro I think BCraw would be happy to be on the Ozzie Smith career pathway. And it is not impossible, that is how good he is looking. Freedom from injuries may be the key. I'll be going to many RiverCat games this summer. They are cheap and easy to get into; a guaranteed good time. Plus they look like a great team this year. I'll try to report from SacTown a couple times this summer.
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