Dear Jeezus Gawd,
I am feeling like a Royals fan, only worse.
How about - Wandy Is Royally Clemensed By Both His Offense And Defense. And The Ump, Too, who missed calling Freddy Sanchez out at first in the 6th. Wandy pitched absolutely FANTASTIC and now all we’ll hear is how he sucks and he can’t win from the fans who want Troy Patton up here because he’ll pitch perfect games every time up and win with no run support.
For all yall who think defense does not matter unless we’re talking about Chris Burke, take a look at Lance Berkman making an error (oh YES it was) on Castillo’s grounder and at Mike Lamb screwing up the tailor made 5-4-3 double play in the 6th AND then Luke Scott dropping the single to right that let an extra run score.
And because that idiot homeboy scorer decided to give Castillo a hit to help his 100 BA on an OBVIOUS error, poor Wandy got stuck with 2 “earned” runs in the 6th, and another in the 8th from getting Francoed by Qualls.
Now, we gotta hear how of COURSE Wandy has an ERA over 4, see, toldja he’s no good. Bullstuff. And by the way, props to Jim Deshaies for saying at LEAST 4 times during the game how well Wandy pitched.
We are talking a #5 guy who threw 7 innings – 101 pitches, 70 strikes – 2 BB, 5 H, 7 K, 2 GIDP, 3 “earned” runs and THAT is freaking AWESOME. Ida wanna hear nothing about well, he just doesn’t “know how to win” because it is his teammates who just don’t know how to freaking HIT. They left TEN guys on base during his 7 innings.
And the “hitters” most DEFINITELY were, um, offensive. ESPECIALLY Lance and Lee. I am freaking tired about everyone making Burke and Everett and Ausmus into the goats when the 32 million dollars of bat aren’t doing squat. When you can’t hit Tony Gawd-awful Armas, you stink. I mean STINK.
Lance hits 2 little singles and a sac fly. Big deal. I would expect that from the #7 or 8 guy.
I keep hearing how Carlos Lee has all these RBIs. How he’s so “clutch” how he’s such a GOOD contact hitter. Well, there should be a heck of a LOT more hits and RBIs. Check this:
- In the 1st, he grounds out with one on one out.
- In the 3rd, he grounds out with one on 2 outs.
- In the 5th, he grounds out with 2 out, 2 on.
- In the 7th, with 2 on, 1 out, he grounds into a double play.Too bad he didn’t strike out instead of “contact hitting.”
- in the 9th – with the team behind by 4, 1 out bases loaded, he hits a sac fly. Big Deal.
And what REALLY pisses me off is how we are gonna be hearing how Adam Everett is the goat for making the last out with bases loaded. You don’t see HIM getting any 17 mill a year for 6 years for HITTING, do you????
oooooooh, I am STEAMED.
I am just glad it was the Pirates. Yes, that’s right. Glad. For the 2000 fans who actually showed up at the ballpark. Because with the ownership who keeps their 25 mill of profit a year for themselves instead of trying to win, those die hard 2000 fans deserve the few wins they get