Thursday, June 23, 2005

Damn Fool

Jeez, I don't even know where to begin.

"It's no one person's fault; we just didn't get it done,"

--Ken Macha
Uhhh, it's your fault, dipshit. If you knew how to manage a bullpen, we would have won that game.

When Calero started the 9th, I just figured that Duchscherer was unavailable. He had worked the previous two nights and probably SHOULD have been unavailable. So I had no problem with what appeared to be Macha's plan. He even showed a little foresight. Having Calero face Sexson and Rincon face Ibanez, Boone and perhaps Reed would have put the team in the best position possible to win. Things were actually setting up very nicely for us.

Then Sexson reached on a weak-ass in field single. Then Ibanez hit a rope to right.


Next think I know, Duchscherer's warming up in the 'pen.
"What the fuck??? Why isn't he unavailable? He SHOULD be unavailable! Glynn's nails against righties, you moron!!!"

And, in what came as no surprise to me, the lead was gone after only one Duchscherer pitch.

In what might not be a popular opinion, I really do think that Glynn was the best option for a number of reasons.

1) Duchscherer was being asked to work in his third consecutive day.
2) Glynn's numbers versus righties are microscopic this year.
3) Bringing in Glynn would have put the team in the best position possible to win.
4) Duchscherer needed the rest.
5) Duchscherer can't pitch everyday.
6) Duchscherer should have been unavailable!

Ryan Glynn
Vs. Righties, 2005

33 AB.. .212 BAA.. .257 OBP.. .212 Slg%.. .469 OPS

When Macha finally did bring Glynn in, he retired four of the first six batters he faced, striking out three (including Mike Morse looking). He also would have recorded the win had it not been for Crosby's crucial error.

Now we're left with another one in the loss column, Duchscherer unavailable for a couple of days and Glynn more than likely unavailable for today's game with Kirk "I Can Only Go Five" Saarloos on the hill.

I was hoping for a series win or even a sweep, but I guess a split will have to do.


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