I don’t even want to write this entry.
I really don’t. In fact, I just don’t even care if I see the end of this game. Extra innings. AGAIN.
Roy left the game after 7 innings leading 9-2. He pitched FANTASTIC – 5 hits, 1 BB, 7 K, 2 ER, 1 HR (on a great FB up and in). I SAID he was gonna hafta pitch a no hitter, didn’t I??? Anthony Reyes can tell him that a 1 hitter won’t do it…
Springer gives up 2 singles and a homer.
Wheeler gets a GO and 2 very very long FB.
With 2 out and 2 on, Lidge gives up a walk then a grand slam. His second this year. (It’s funny because Joe Morgan was talking about how Lidge had got himself straightened out. Well, not funny…)
Goodbye win for Roy.
I cannot freaking believe this.
The bullpen ERA is over 8 when Roy pitches.
This is like Dan Freaking Miceli in the postseason in 04. Only it’s the entire bullpen.
I can’t even blame this one on Phil – except he shoulda had Ausmus squeeze with 1 out and man on third in the 10th. That was stupid – seeing as how Ausmus has gone back to his old el-suck ways after about a year of decent hitting and getting on base.
I wasn’t even this upset last year – we had a lot of young guys and I didn’t expect much.
But this is ridiculous.
I knew we were gonna have trouble with hitting. I KNEW we shoulda figured out some way to get a big LH bat.
But who knew that our bullpen, which was so good this year, was gonna suck so bad this year? I don’t think that anyone would have predicted that Wheeler, Springer, Lidge and Qualls would all have ERAs over 4?
Now the only question is – can we end the year at even .500?
I don’t THINK so…