I just explained the Wes Helms vs Braves phenomenon to the elderly gentleman sitting next to us. He says marlins’ fans feel the same way about MCann, which I thought unfair since McCann is 5000x the player Helms is.
Sosa’s problem has always been when he tried to “put a little extra” on a pitch. He tended to rotate his body a little harder, which caused his hand to drift outside his arm (he needs his hand to come right over his elbow), which turned his fastball into a “hanging” slider-ish pitch… And it would get HIT!
Back at the car. Super bummed. Really, we should of won that game way before the 8th when Chipper tied it. Volstad was pitching on minimal rest, and we only got 2 on him. I don’t know if you can attribute that to a Sunday lineup since a lot of regulars played today. I like Conrad. The slams have been great, but how does Omar not get a start. He is much better against righties, but Cox seems to be only giving him starts against lefties. Anyway, we’ve been pretty unsuccessful in extra inning games lately, so I’m not surprised we lost in extras (the other team eventually gets Chavez every time). This is a great team we’ve got, but I think we’re gonna need more offense.