Thursday, April 27, 2017

Pre-Game Musings



Joe has to make some line-up adjustments for today's game.

Gardy has to become our designated pinch runner again and, get this, Chris Carter should DH instead of Halliday.

That removes two Mendoza line, non-hitters, from the line-up, and gives Hicks a chance to shine as well.

Let's hope Birdy's single off the green monster, yesterday, is an awakener for him.  His defense is too valuable to waste.  And, if he becomes the dangerous hitter we all believe he can be, the team gets much better.

Torreyes keeps hitting the ball hard, as does Romine.  They need a few breaks to find open space for those line drives.  And need I remark on Ronald's defensive acuity?  DIDI can take all the time he needs to slowly, and carefully, round into shape.

I'm not going to be happy if we split this series, but winning yesterday was good for a lot of reasons.

Let's see if Tanaka can make Sales look weak.

10 comments:

el duque said...

Carter... starting?

Alf, what are your bindings telling you?

Anonymous said...

Just saw the lineup and Governor Binders STRUCK again. Bird gets a big confidence boosting hit and sits the next day :( for 2 strikeout kings in Holiday(love him) and Carter (meh)!!!

Leinstery said...

We need to talk about the elephant in the room. Are John and Suzyn dating? What once seemed like fan-fiction I'm sure they are more than just broadcast partners. Last night when John was waiting for Suzyn's star of the game he said "Suzyn has her little hood on. She looks so adorable standing there, waiting for her man and now she has him..." In one of the games against the White Sox rain was threatening and Suzyn reassured us all that her weather app said it shouldn't be a problem and John says "Well, you know that I luuvvvv your aaaa-pp" I couldn't believe my ears - and to top that off Suzyn gives a little chuckle to let us all know that yes he is hitting on her. It's like listening to two 14 year old love birds calling the game.

Anonymous said...

I dunno, John wished Jennifer a happy birthday today. I don't think he's over her.

KD said...

Sales not weak but Tanaka stronger!

KD said...

Awesome game tonight. Baseball the way it should be. Old school!

KD said...

Game time 2:21!

Anonymous said...

THERE'S SOMETHING SPECIAL GOING ON....

Leinstery said...

But maybe he did that as kind of like "Look at me, I have a new girl now so I'm totally over you Jennifer and not rubbing it in your face."

Anonymous said...

Al, benching Holliday for Carter ! How would that have worked out. Good thing Joe is the manager.