August 22nd, 2009, 04:32 PM #221
Another nice win and another nice outing by Haeger, 7 innings and 0 runs always works well!
Interesting use of Broxton in the 8th against Chi's heart of the order. The fly ball that Kemp lost in the sun was exciting, glad it did not boink him in the head.
August 22nd, 2009, 04:42 PM #222
Most of his poor July was pre-All Star break.
Originally Posted by DiehardKingsFan
Look at pre-All Star vs. post-All Star break. His ERA is actually lower, in 2009 and career.
I wish more managers would do this. Use your best reliever in the situation you need him most.
Originally Posted by TR
August 23rd, 2009, 11:34 AM #223
Bills today and Padilla is already scheduled for Thurs. Are we really throwing Weaver and Padilla against Colorado?
Then what happens to Haeger? Dude has earned a spot in the rotation until Kuroda gets back. At this point I'll take him as the no. 5 starter over Vicente ****ing Padilla or Weaver.
August 23rd, 2009, 11:39 AM #224
I believe Torre did the same thing earlier this year, letting Brox pitch the 8th against the heart of the opposing lineup. It's a good strategy from a guy who hasn't exactly done a superb job of managing the bullpen.
Originally Posted by Joe Hoya
August 23rd, 2009, 04:02 PM #225
Originally Posted by lath19
That's a little better, I guess.
August 24th, 2009, 12:21 AM #226
God I don't want to see Vicente Padilla pitching at Coors. We'll have to score 18 runs to stay competitive.
August 24th, 2009, 08:41 PM #227
I hope the SF-COL game goes 17 innings.
August 24th, 2009, 10:45 PM #228
Giants blew it, now Colorado has a ton of momentum coming off a dramatic comeback.
August 25th, 2009, 07:16 AM #229
Giants are a worthless team. I see the Dodgers taking 2 out of 3 from the Rockies this week with Kersh and Wolf winning their games. Looking forward to seeing how Padilla pitches in his first game as a Dodger. This next month and a half for him will either make or break the rest of his baseball career since apparently nobody wanted him for the 100K until Hiroki went down.
August 25th, 2009, 07:44 AM #230
Pitching should be fine this series but that hasn't been an issue. Offense needs to take advantage of mediocre pitching.