Saturday, May 14, 2005

Alright Stop, Collaborate and Listen

If there was a problem
Yo, I'll solve it
Check out the hook while my DJ revolves it

--Vanilla Ice
Words to live by. If there's a problem that needs solving, fucking solve it.

So here's the problem: We're facing Mike Mussina. The same Mike Mussina that less than one week ago threw a complete game shutout against us.

Saturday, May 7
CF M Kotsay, 1-4
C J Kendall, 0-4
3B E Chavez, 0-3
1B S Hatteberg, 1-4
RF B Kielty, 0-3
DH E Durazo, 0-3
2B M Ellis, 0-3
LF E Byrnes, 0-3
SS M Scutaro, 1-3

Macha's solution: Throw out essentially the same damn line-up that managed a whopping four hits.

Friday, May 13
CF M Kotsay
C J Kendall
3B E Chavez
DH E Durazo
RF B Kielty
1B S Hatteberg
2B K Ginter
LF E Byrnes
SS M Scutaro

Two moves. He made TWO moves. And they weren't even good moves. He moved one of the four guys that actually got a hit off of Mussina down in the order and subbed Ellis (who has two hits in nine career at-bats versus The Moose) with Ginter (who's never faced Mussina).
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
--Albert Einstein
M Mussina (W, 4-2) 7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 9 K
Well, at least we scored this time.
Macha's refusal to shake up the line-up is driving me insane. This clearly isn't working. You'd think that losing eight out of nine games would lead to something drastic. You'd think that seeing us average 3.1 runs/game over that period might set the wheels in motion. Guess not.
Now we've lost nine of ten and it looks like Rich Harden's going to go on the DL. Good times.


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