He didn’t just get unlucky in Toronto with a few balls that sneaked through. And here in Houston, I’ve watched him for 3 games and he has nothing. I knew he was going to go back tonight for a save because The Geenyuss Jeff Luhnow had brought him here to close, and I knew Millsie-poo had no choice in the matter. The Astros had a 1 run lead and I just knew he was gonna blow it again. He barely threw a pitch in the strike zone – first one got hit for a double. Brandon Phillips fouled off a few before walking. 2 on no out.
Husband looked at me – betcha they hit 3 runs before he gets pulled, he said. I didn’t know whether to take the over or under, so I figured Heisey would hit a 3 run job then Cozart would hit one out too before Stubbs could get back up. So I took the over. And, like my Astros, I lost. Only the tying and the losing run, then he got pulled for Abad, who let another one score. Husby feels too sorry for me to gloat but not to sorry to collect.
The SOB threw exactly TWO good pitches – curve balls that actually you know, like, curved.
And this after Bud Norris pitched his first ace game in like forever – 5 hits, 1 walk, 7 K, 1 run. His teammates didn’t do spit for him. What a shock.
Enerio Del Rosario, fooling around with a new delivery, came in for the 8th and I had a little bet with husbay about how many runs we were gonna give up – we’re gonna have to pick a number and do the over/under thingy because this arguing about who came closest to the correct number thingy is silly. Anyway – what do they call the guy? Enerio-ie, Nerie, Dellie, Rosarario-ie, Rosie? walks the first guy on 4 straight balls, then gets the next guy to hit into what should have been a DEAD easy 1-6-3, only Marwin drops the ball and the ump for some reason, gives an out call even though Marwin was 3 feet from the bag – ridiculous. For some reason, the Reds don’t protest. So Enerio-ie is yanked, in comes Xavier Cedeno-ie? Ex-Zayvie? to face Jay Bruce, who singles. In comes Fernando Rodriguez to Save The Day, but Snyder, in for Corporan, drops a pitch and it’s a double steal. So Ludwick is IBB, bases loaded, then a single to right – one run scores and Bogu guns down the second with a perfect bullet to home.
Will someone PLEASE explain Luhnow’s LUUUUVVV of the crappy Jordan Schafer, who has a noodle for an arm? Put Bogu in center and keep him there plz. Thx.
I hate BBTN – they’ll show Josh Ex RedSox Reddick gunning down a runner at third, but will they ever show any of Bogu’s great throws? Oh, noooooooooo.
In comes 7th inning guy Logan Ondrusek, who gives up a double down the LF line (Rolen can’t move like he used to) to Altuve, who, by the way, had his 35th multi-hit game, going 3 fer 4 with a walk, a SB. Wonder what Luhnow is gonna get for him – probably is gonna pay his salary for the next 5 years in return for more minor leaguers.
Which reminds me – I don’t have a problem with rebuilding. But it’s kind if like the 3 little pigs – these guys they got remind me of the house of straw – not even the house of sticks. AND the other team got a major league player without paying TOO? Luhnow ought to look at the Marlins – that is how you do it, you get the OTHER team to pick up the salary.
Where was I?
Oh yeah. Then CJ hits his second hard liner of the day, unfortunately, again, right at someone. Then Scott Moore hits a double into the RF corner. Then teh kewl happens.
Julio Daniel hits a Little League homer – a double to the LF bullpen wall – the fielder makes a terrible throw and JD goes to third, and then there’s a terrible throw to third, which goes into the bullpen and Julio trots home with the go ahead run.
and you know The Rest Of The Story.
Pirates here for the weekend and Dallas Keuchel goes tomorrow.
No word yet on how long this crappy “closer” is gonna be kept.
Paul Clemens and his 6+ ERA got sent back down to AA – remember how he was so fer sher gonna be here by now, just like Brett Oberholzer and his 6.44 ERA were gonna be here by now, too. Jose Cisnero, who actually is pitching very well and getting no pub because he wasn’t someone they spent millions of dollars to trade for, got promoted as did pimpee Jarred Cosart, who has pitched well in 5 of his last 6 games.
WHERE THE HECK IS JASON STOFFEL? WE NEED RELIEVERS WHO GET, LIKE, YOU KNOW, OUTS!!!
Jake Buchanan and his 5 ERA/1.50 WHIP also got promoted from AA to AAA.
You wanna bet that Armando Galarraga gets called up for Saturday? It’s gonna really hurt seeing Wandy in a Pirates uni on Sunday. you know, even with all these years with the Astros, Wandy never had a shirt or jersey with his name for sale in The Shed. No respeck.
Oh, and Luhnow – with all these supposed planned roster moves, you mind getting rid of Schafer – I promise you, nobody else wants him, and Downsie-doo? And Corporan is better than Snyder, too.