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GAMEBALL and JERK..... 05/14 ASTROS at GIANTS





GAMEBALL and JERK

05/14 ASTROS at GIANTS

GAMEBALL
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ROWAND
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Mr Gamer keeps on chuggin proving all the naysayers wrong…..
The pressures of the new contract, the transition from a hitters paradise to a pitchers park, and the lack of depth around him in the lineup hasn’t prevented Rowand from carrying his career year right on through into 2008.
And here we are in early May and Aaron is sitting at .330 with 5 Homers…..leading the team on the offensive and defensive ends…….
Good Job Aaron……the more we get to know you, the more we can appreciate you…….
dare I say that you kinda remind me of one of my childhood favorites Carney Lansford……Litte bit of average, little bit of pop, little bit of speed, little bit of glove….Nothing flashy….but ultra competitive and will find a way to win,.,,,,,


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MISCH
Again……mixes pitches well and throws strikes…….far from unhittable……but doesn’t beat himself much and can eat up innings…….I would love this guy in the 4-5 hole in the rotation and trade perhaps more talented pitching for some lumber……

JERK
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Wow….that didn’t work………
Sadler is basically a two pitch pitcher…..with a plus fastball and a little 12-6 curve…….
Add that to marginal control and we have a pitcher that does pretty well at AAA……but he is going to need some serious adjustments to make it at the majors…….
The Curve Fastball combination is nice…….but we aren’t talking about Koufax or Ryan here……and quality hitters can decipher the pitch fairly quickly……Sadler is going to need to
1) Improve his command
2) Improve his changeup or slider……or some other 3rd pitch he can mix in and make things harder on the hitter
All that being said WHAT THE !@#$ WAS SADLER DOING OUT THERE IN A TIE GAME 7th inning…….
Sure Merkin is hurt……but coming off a Matt Cain performance….the day before a likely strong Lincecum performance…..the bullpen had more that a couple of options
1) Leave Tasch in
2) Bring in Chulk
3) Bring in Yabu
Well it was trial by fire….and not only did Sadler cough up the lead……..but he groved a BELT HIGH FASTBALL DOWN THE PIPE….which BRAD AUSMUS….deposited into the Left Field Seats………
And I don’t care WHAT the situation is, and who put you in the game……Major League Pitchers do not cough up dingers to Ausmus……

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BOCHY
See usage of Sadler above

LEWIS
Took an 0 for in the leadoff spot and struck out with Burriss on 3rd and 1 out…….

 


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