Bub – wouldn’t that be, “Brad Lidge is more nervous than DOB alone with Tim Hudson.” And yeah, how awful was that beer throwing incident? And even more crazy given that they carted off the wrong guy. Unbelievable. We may not show up to games and we may be more interested in the Kiss-Cam here in Atlanta, but we’d not do something that bush league.
Steve, Happ pitched 135 innings last year, 118 the year before. He’s now at 121. The fade is coming.
To put that into context, in 2006 and 2007, JJ pitched 140 and 142 innings respectively. In 2008, he hit a wall in mid August, pitched poorly and had to be shut down. That wall happened at about 140 innings. The same kind of thing happened to a number of the Mets pitchers a few years ago and led to their collapse.
The innings are tougher on the ML level, too. It’s like running an uphill marathon when the most you ever did in your training was 15 miles.
Yeah, I was gonna say Hudson, but Terrence is the Griffey Jr. guy I like to pick on most. And I actually kind of take DOB’s side in the Hudson battle, though I would have like to’ve seen a smidge of regret from Mr. O’Brien on that one. Or on any one. Crap, my issues are showing again.
Go BRAVES!!! The Braves that have been simmering since the NY-BOS week are ready to EXPLODE!!
C in B – I love it. And thanks for the clarification on the innings. I only looked at his ML innings, I didn’t think about the minors. I hope you’re right man – the timing of his 140 innings (presumably the start of September) would be very, very fortuitous.
Ok…I’ve said it before and must say it again, Bub, you are freakin hilarious! Steve and Curt, will you be wearing matching ABT shirts of some obnoxious color and carrying foam fingers? If not I’m not watching. Well, I’ll watch but it won’t be as fun.
Since the baseball gods hate me I can’t comment on the game until after but I just have to ask…do you think Curt and Steve are participating in the wave while JJ’s trying to concentrate? I bet Steve’s sitting very quietly while Curt’s jumping up and down flailing his arms to and fro.
Now’s a good time for Curt to come true on his promise to pour beer on Victorino. I’m waiting for him to throw the beer or just run on the field in the buff. Steve will promptly point and shake his head along with all the other fans and say, “who is that guy.”