First and foremost, and more importantly than this painful, painful loss – Curt and I both despise the wave. Let the record show.
This one has me very, very down (and not insignificantly worried about Soriano – that’s now 5 runs in his last 4 appearances, 2 HRs in his last 4 appearances, ERs in 3 of his last 4 appearances). Ugh.
I take some solace in the fact that we mounted an impressive attempt in the bottom of the 9th and that Victorino made two stunningly good plays at the wall. But… for all my (our) optimism and hope and good times this afternoon on the board we’re 6 freaking games out of 1st. This was a painful two game swing. Dammit. Good night. Get ‘em tomorrow.
HALLELUJAH IS RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!! We sure needed that one. I gotta give props to Victorino, he’s an S.O.B. of a CF. Like Skip Caray & Joe Simpson were saying last night, if it was Citizens Bank Park we were playing in…we would’ve had two or 3 homers. Who ever said it (on here in the last podcast I think) that Sunday is the most important…they couldn’t be more right. I like our chances with sending Vasquez out there.
CHIP Caray, BluesMan. RIP, Skip. My favorite curmudgeonly comment from Skip in his last year: “Welcome back, folks…the 7th inning brought to you by Golden Moon Casino.” (pause) “…though we’d still have a 7th inning…even if they didn’t.”
Thanks goodness we pulled it out today. I’d have been absolutely beside myself if we were 7 out of 1st today. Lots of great stuff in the game, especially EOF and Gonzo getting out of the jams they were in. Sunday, Sunday, Sunday.
If this game gets rained out I might have a heart attack. I have all this angst and excitement left over from sitting through a 4 hour rain delay at Wrigley to see the game get ppd. Please oh Please dont get rained out I need to see a Bravos win tonight!
Wiley – there are so few open days left on the calendar know that they’ll stay as long as it takes to get this one in. Also – I live 4 miles from the stadium and it’s not raining at all at my house – it’s got to let up.