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 Post subject: Game observations vs. Phillies
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:12 pm 
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Saw the game on MLB TV. Some game observations vis the tube:

  • The wind was ridiculous, ranging between 27 mph and 40 mph, gusting out to left. Any fly ball to left threatened to be a home run.
  • McCutchen hit 4 screaming line drives to left field. Any pitcher who leaves the ball middle in will get killed. Relatively few hitters like the ball on the inner half, and most struggle with that pitch, but McCutchen just killed it. McCutchen hit his HR to left, but that ball would have been gone even without the wind. The ball went over the palm trees in left, and landed on a walkway about 425' from home plate.
  • Snell threw really well. Went 6 innings, with two walks. He tended to lose focus, however, with two outs and nobody on base. He walked a hitter twice in that situation and gave up a MAMMOTH HR to Ryan Howard with two outs, nobody on. It just seems like he needs to maintain his concentration. But I have no business being hard on the guy: The conditions killed any pitcher who gave up fly balls, and Snell had a bunch of grounders and K's. Giving up just 2 hits and one run in those conditions was impressive.
  • Bautista comes into a 7-1 game, and walks two in a row. Then gives up a 3-run HR. Game is now 7-4. Kerrigan should kick him in the nuts. Jeezing effing Christ, you are leading 7-1 and are nibbling? When you throw 95 mph?
  • Robbie Grossman made an appearance. He looks like he is 18 ... because he is. He battled back from an 0-2 count and worked Brad Lidge for a walk in front of a Garret Jones HR to left-center. Jones killed the ball - the replays of the HR did not even show it as it flew way over the scoreboard in left-center.
  • Matt Capps was struggling to find location. He left a lot of breaking balls up, missed high with the fastball. He threw a really good change to somebody, but he needs to get his control back.
  • Heroes of the game: Snell and McCutchen. Both were quite impressive. Man, McCutchen crushes the ball.


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 Post subject: Re: Game observations vs. Phillies
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:45 pm 
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McCutcheon just raked today. He put on quite a show. Had a nice catch too. How tempting it would be...........


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 Post subject: Re: Game observations vs. Phillies
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:55 pm 
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Az Bucco fan wrote:
McCutcheon just raked today. He put on quite a show. Had a nice catch too. How tempting it would be...........


And he knows the strike zone. He fell behind 0-2 in one at bat, laid off a breaking ball down and away, laid off a fastball inside, worked the count to 3-2, and drilled a ball off the fence.

Knowing the strike zone is such a huge advantage for a hitter. Now that son is pitcher only, I hate guys like that ...


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 Post subject: Re: Game observations vs. Phillies
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:19 pm 
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LOL


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