Sunday, April 23, 2017

The "X" Factor


Manager Girardi is, once again, over-thinking the issue.

He has put out a, " get away day, " line-up that has practically zero chance.

1.  Gardy and Jacoby should never be in the line-up together, unless:  it is an AL game and Jacoby is the DH.

2.  Hicks should play every god-damned day.

3.  The back-up catcher is getting some work.  That is fine, but do not expect him to hit.

 In fact, I am pretty sure he will go back to Scranton ( once Sanchez can play ) without getting his first major league hit.  I watched him in spring training and, once the pitchers became "real "
( i.e. major league level not "A" level invitees ), he hit not a lick.

4.  So, as this line-up is constituted, Girardi has signed off on today's game as a, "L," and is simply hoping that I am right about Monty ( he pitches 7 innings of shut-out ball ); that we scratch across a single run; that Bird breaks out and contributes to the scoring.

Really lousy odds, Joe.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

ONCE AGAIN, I GOTTA AGREE....... GIRARDI'S "GET AWAY" DAY LINEUPS ALWAYS PUT US BEHIND THE 8 BALL RESULTING IN A BIG "L"..... WE'RE OFF ON A TRAVEL DAY THE NEXT DAY, JUST PUT UP THE SAME F@CKING LINEUP THAT SCORED 11 RUNS THE DAY BEFORE!!! A RIGHTY STARTED AGAINST US BOTH DAYS!!!..... WHAT'S SO HARD???

Anonymous said...

NOW WE HAVE A RAINOUT ALONG SIDE A TRAVEL DAY....THAT'S 2 DAYS OFF!....... EVERYONE SHOULD BE SO RESTED, THE TEAM SHOULD BE FUCKING SKIPPING TO THE FIELD THE NEXT 12 GAMES!