I can't help but recommend this book to anyone and everyone who likes baseball... and even those who really don't. A funny book about all the cheaters in baseball? What can be better than that during the steroid era?
Seems Meche is back to his predictable ways. Starting off lefties with a change, as he does with Doug Mietkiewicz to lead off the second.
after falling behind 3-0, Meche paints the inside corner for two called strikes and then the men in blue make up for the bad call at second base in the bottom of the first by blowing ball four – when DM swung and missed on a check swing and the third base umpire said he didn’t go.
1-0 on Berroa and he tags a four-seamer off the wall for an RBI triple.
Too many four-seamers early on.
Man on 3rd, no outs.
Meche goes 1-1 on lefty-hitting Mark Teahen with a change and a four-seamer.
Falls behind on a curve that misses high and evens the count on a good change.
Teahen fights off a 91 mph fastball for a bloop RBI single.
Pretty good pitch but Meche is throwing far too many four-seamers.
(Now I am being told that many of these four-seamer looking heaters are his two-seamer… it’s just not working – at all.)
Meche goes 1-1 on John Buck with a curve high and a fouled off fastball at 90 mph.
Two seamer low and inside for ball two. 2-1 on Buck. He’s a total mess.
Four-seamer (93mph) fouled back. 2-2 on Buck.
Curve ball foul tipped (best curve since the first batter of the game for Meche), still 2-2.
Two-seamer pounded up the middle, Bloomquist backhand flips to Vina for the force out.
Shane Costa takes a two-seamer for strike one. The 0-1 pitch is a four-seamer (90mph) and is popped up to shallow right.
Two down, man on first.
2-1 on Grudzielanek after two heaters and a curve.
Curve for a called strike two.
Note: His fastballs, both versions, are up in the zone.
Curve got Grudz swinging for strike three.
Mechanically, Meche has been so-so. He was strong to start but as soon as runners got on, he started to labor and his mechanics went a little bit out of whack.
He is fading on his fastball and he is giving away his curve with a hitch in his arm motion.
He’s at 44 pitches already. There’s no way he gets past 65, which probably means he’ll go three innings unles she has a quick third.
Great game thread, Jason, I can’t see the game so this is the next best thing.
Something else that worries me, is that I remember that Meche had a problem after 80-90 pitches. Even if he has solved his early-game jitters and can avoid the early blow-out, I don’t see us having a lot of success with a pitcher who is at 100 pitches 4-5 innings into the game.
“Coulter in today’s column does two things: (1) she says something absolutely impermissible — that a religion other than Christianity is not good, and (2) tells the truth. Islam is NOT good. All religions are not created equal; that’s a conceit of multiculturalism. Are all political movements equally good?!
Somebody better tell the truth. World War III is against terrorists, and Muslims are the terrorists.”
Yeah… I’d consider myself a Christian but calling other religions “NOT good,” is assinine.
Also, anyone defending Yuniesky Betancourt as an “A level” prospect offensively or all-around, isn’t worth my rebuttal.
I’m not a religious fella, but I would agree that it’s not a good idea to be saying that other religions aren’t good.
It’s like saying that someone’s mother is a bad person. You just don’t go there.
Re: Doc’s prospect stuff
It’s garbage, to be honest.
It’s one thing to contend that Ryan Shealy is “going to hit 30 home runs in the majors” but it’s another to say Betancourt is a Grade A hitting prospect and then have nothing but your own thoughts and ways of analyzation to back it up.
Shealy has Coors to aid in his efforts. Betancourt’s ceiling is still shy of anything close to what a Grade A’s would be.
Not one soul on this earth that is even remotely qualified to evaluate talent would put a hitter in their Grade A group unless he hits for plus power or has plus-plus on-base skills with average power.
Funny, but Betancour has none of the above.
He’ll be a league-average offensive shortstop, at best. But that’s not a nad hitter these days.
Using the computer to watch some games has made for some excellent copies of seahawks games that i can edit/copy/burn to dvd easy but i still wouldnt mind a Tivo to stick in that loop somewhere. i cant wait to get some M’s games in .mpg format this year.mmm no commercials
Ill ask this here since ive never really got a reply to this at the main site..
If we have trouble getting good hitters to come to seattle (maybe not as much of a problem as it used to be) and we have so much trouble scoring runs.. why not move in the walls a bit? yeah we would give up more homeruns but we would also get more too. plus they could put more seats in that space and make more $$$.
i dont mean move them in too much but just a bit could help things IMO.