Monday, April 19, 2010
Hell Comes to Munchkinland
The Good: Matt Cain overcame some early shakiness to pitch six strong innings. My opinion on Juan Uribe has done a complete 180 in the past year, going from baffled hatred to borderline man-crush territory. Please don't let the dream die, Juan.
The Bad: Jeremy Affeldt doesn't look sharp at all. Eugenio Velez is...stop me if you've heard this before...still awful. Eckstein, Eckstein, Eckstein.
Also, if anyone still wants to claim that replay on home runs is a bad thing, I direct you to Clayton Richard's long double in tonight's game. It was a long drive that clearly short-hopped the wall, but was initially, and inexplicably, called a home run. It was a home run only in the sense that Avatar was a deep, original story. The call was immediately overturned, but it came perilously close to being the worst blown call in the history of blown calls.
Let's see...two emotionally draining losses in a row? And two more at Petco Park? Excuse me while I go cry into my pillow.