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05-11-2011 12:22 AM #1Plus Member Since 09/03 Hall of Fame
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A game we couldn't afford to lose
I'm glad we won, but I'm more relieved we didn't lose. Five losses in a row, a double blown save, and Felix on the hill tomorrow? That might have been the straw that broke the camel's back. We're kind of hanging by a thread as it is.
05-11-2011 12:29 AM #2
This team needs to work Felix like they did Pineda today. Knock him out in 6 or earlier and get to their bullpen. Both of our bullpens are taxed. Tillman needs to come out throwing strikes as we've used the following arms already:
That really only leaves Rapada (shudders) and Berken (shudders).
05-11-2011 07:55 AM #3Plus Members since 4/12 Major Leagues
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05-11-2011 08:09 AM #4
Ughh, I have zero confidence in Tillman. I think you have to just leave him out there, even if he gives up 10 runs in 5-6 IP. Tell him he's not coming out until he gives us at least 6 IP.
05-11-2011 09:13 AM #5
Oh hell that was the most exciting game of the season as far as I am concered. Yeah it would have been a heart breaker if we had lost but we didn't. I am reading all of these doom and gloom posts, not including this thread, and all I keep thinking is "Damn that was a fun game to watch." And I may be making excuses, but the blown saves were all just bad luck. Other than the the 2 run shot off Jake I thought their hits were of the weak/lucky kind. I mean that bouncer off of JJ Hardy's glove for the go ahead was a joke. The runs Gonzo, Uehara and Gregg gave up were all infield bunts, hits and bloopers. Nothing that I am too concerned over. Now the hitting with runners in scoring position was very frustrating but I don't see that happening too often, considering we were second in the AL with RISP. Give me the 20+ hits every night and I guarantee you we win most nights
05-11-2011 09:25 AM #6
05-11-2011 09:26 AM #7
Crap, Tillman is going tonight? I am going to the game. Crap.
05-11-2011 09:48 AM #8
Is there no long relief guy? That's kind of ironic.
05-11-2011 09:53 AM #9
05-11-2011 10:04 AM #10Plus Member since 06/04 Major League Starter
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It could happen?!?! Right?
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