Friday, September 7, 2007

For the Love of Herges


Matt Herges, that is. Dude has been solid out of the bully for a while now. Hizzle came up huge tonight when the game was starting to get away after Elmer's departure in the 3rd with a sore hammy. Hard to believe we could win a game like this, when 10 pitchers were used. Thankfully, we weren't facing Peavy, as it was originally scripted. (Great decision to pitch against the D-Backs on three days rest, Jake!) Those 5 insurance runs in the bottom of the 8th were nice and hopefully preserves Manny for some closing opportunities later this weekend.


There is now a big(ger) question mark with the rotation for next week with Elmer likely out. Ortiz looked pretty good in the top of the 9th - maybe he'll be the man. A freakin' shame we didn't pick up a quality arm at the deadline (or snagged someone good off of waivers) to shore up the rotation. Nonetheless, if this team is going to make a serious run at the post season, the bats are going to have to be hot. Spotty starting pitching is going to be a given, that's a given.


4 comments:

Sammy Winder said...

damn. that's some nice baseball on the telly tonight. just get done watching the rox finalize a pretty serious ass kicking of the fathers (which did have some dicey moments until the monster inning), and switch over to the World Wide Weiner's gigantes-dodgers matchup...a beaut. grady little's managing skills were falling somewhere between hurdle and a mentally handicapped person that has never heard of or seen baseball. furcal & kent serving up a seriously costly error. walk off homer from some giant i've barely heard of, after hennessey let the dodgers tie it in the top of the 9th. if only the st. louis performance enhancers would have been able to beat the snakes...it would have been an extremely satisfying night of NL west ball.

still not complaning.....

TroutDog said...

MY Giants?? I turned the channel for a minute from the SF-LA game after Jennessey blew it and when I turned it back, sports center was on. I knew something good must've happend. Good time to break an 11 game losing streak at home against LA.

Indeed, a good night at the ball yard.

Chain Lightning said...

Is Kevin Ritz available? Will Franchise break his franchise record for season wins?

TroutDog said...

You talking about Puttin' on the Shitz?? I think I've seen him lurking of the dark corners of Swanky's lately. He's hit hard times........