Comment by DavidCEisen — October 11, 2012 @ 11:15 am
If I were Bochy I’d leave Lincecum in the pen for now. Less opportunity to get inside his own head if he doesn’t have a set date circled when he knows he’s going to pitch next, plus w/Bumgarner showing signs of fatigue the Giants are likely to have a need for him out of the pen not only when Zito is starting. I think he could remain quite a weapon that way.
Comment by ElJimador — October 11, 2012 @ 11:29 am
They’re below average in terms of wRC+. But compared to other NL teams it becomes a lot closer. The Dbacks have the 6th highest wRC+ in the NL with 94, and the Reds are 9th with…93. So there’s not a huge gap between the 6th best offence and the 10th best offence (92).
It was definitely surprising to hear they were below average, but then I don’t follow the NL that closely.
If Tim tried to apply for a job at my company with his hair like that, they wouldn’t even give him an interview. If society is as sensitive as you seem to think it should be, why can’t I grow my hair out and get tattoos everywhere and demand that nobody ever make fun of me so my little feelings don’t get hurt? Not that he ever needs a normal job, but I don’t get why people get bent out of shape over a comment, but have no backbone to demand that a person’s hair style never be held against them in any other realm. If most men grew their hair like that they would be fired, but if a person even makes a joke about a baseball player we get indignant.
Comment by MolokaiRose — October 11, 2012 @ 3:56 pm
Whoa, the Road Mariners would be the sixth-best offense in the NL by wRC+. That’s unexpected.
(Yes, I know the Mariners don’t have pitchers hitting, but they have Brendan Ryan and that’s pretty much the same thing.)
Comment by ThirteenOfTwo — October 11, 2012 @ 4:00 pm
Cause your company is a dick, apparently. There are plenty of places to work where they wouldn’t care.
Bochy does come out of this series looking good. Very lucky, sure, but reactive to situations.
The other guy made the one managerial decision which hurt the most, starting Mike Leake in Game 4. That was the call that I’ll remember from this playoff pair. The Reds should have gone all out to win Game 4, but they just didn’t get up for it at any level. They’ll be a team to watch next year. But they’ll still have to beat their manager as well as the other team.
Are you sure you’re not me? Your name is similar, and you’re comment sounds like it came straight from my brain.
Dusty Baker is the one thing that keeps me from rooting for the Reds, now that I am stuck in Cincinnati.