And yes, Esco’s lazy toss to first was enraging. I was somewhat surprised that Bobby didn’t pull him right then. He’s really lucky that Glaus was able to stay in (and by lucky I mean that I would have been even more mad).
You gotta wonder if Frenchy is going to the bench permanently if/when Beltran comes back. If I were Manuel I would leave Pagan in the starting lineup. Frency is the king of killing scoring opportunities.
Bub – I’m with you. My patience is really wearing thin. I never got that wound up last year with his stuff. But tonight, watching that looping, lazy throw to Glaus, followed by Glaus grabbing his wrist in agony – something in me snapped.
After every game, Bobby & Chino hit the showers and argue about Yunel: “That kid just infuriates me, but my shins hurt too much to climb up three steps and pull him from the game. Pass the Pert.” “Cut the boy some slack, Jefe… Can you get my back?”
Maybe he’s depressed since he lost his frosted tips. At this point, Infante should play everyday whether it be in LF, 3B, SS, or CF. I agree with Manuel that having him and Prado 1 and 2 is like having two Polancos. IMO, Heyward should probably hit 5th or 6th when he gets back. Also, why do we need McOut back, and who goes when he’s back? I’m sure McOut is a decent human being, but I would not be upset if he was just cut or traded for a player to be named later.
Catching up on Tweets and that capital guy pointed out Frenchy got 4 outs in 6 pitches. Pulling a Frenchy is anything completely antiproductive. I think yesterday was also the anniversary of his trade wasn’t it?
Steve, that’s uncanny that you snapped then. Me, too. I’d built up a fairly proud resistance to disliking Yunel considering how fickle I am. I’ve spent a lot of words defending him, reminding fans we don’t have any Milton Bradleys or Manny’s or even Hanleys. And reminding myself that Yunel wears everything on his sleeve to the point of it being endearing.
But this week the quote from that NL scout affirming that it really is his reputation now to be petulant with is expressions and body language, and that he thinks he’s better than he is… wore my resistance thin. And that Florida article saying Hanley was “Channeling His Inner Escobar”… and then that play that literally hurt the team by hurting a player… I’m done with him.