We knew it was coming. Doggie (Richard Hidalgo) got traded to the Mets for David Weathers and an average AAA pitcher, Griffith. Doggie just quit hitting and swung at most everything in sight right around May 1. Who knows why?
But it’s fer sher that he wasn’t gonna be here next year anyway, not with that 15 mill salary and Jimy, who isn’t quite as allergic to rookies as, say, Dusty Baker, decided to play Jason Lane.
Sometimes, a guy just needs a change of scenery.
I guess I’d better mention that we’ve been losing lately. A lot. I know I said last week that we sure haven’t done well with RISP. Last night, poor Tim Redding was getting booed, even though he only gave up 2 runs and 2 walks in 7 innings. Dan Miceli relieved and gave up 2 runs in 1/3 inning. He has been used heavily and he looked tired. In fact, the whole team looked tired. I know that stat people don’t believe in chemistry or energy, but they’re wrong. Because these guys look like they need some kind of spark. I sure hope Roy-O wins tonight. Because we need it.