LEGEN...wait for it...DARY
Join Date: Jul 2006
Well I was at work scrambling to find feeds of the game that would work on my phone...to no freaking avail. So I had to settle for the terribleness that is ESPN.com coverage. AKA updates after that half of the inning.
I read the stories today and it didn't really surprise me of the 30 HR's that Coleman has given up this season I would guess that at least 25 have been when he fell behind in the count. He gives into the hitters too much and takes off of his fastball when that happens and it often spells ball going over outfield wall. That has been my only complaint against him.
Matty Ott really came through last night too. Man if he didn't show up this season we would have had no shot at making it this far.
I agree that Ruffin was lights out after watching the replay...sucks it had to be cramps that did him in. I also agree about the late inning subs. Man that is always a tough call, but he believed in his pitching and why shouldn't he. Woods has been lights out most of this post season...and I am sure the rest of the year too, but I haven't seen those games.
I thought we would win last night on the strength of our starter and defense and lose tonight, but looks like the reasoning may be reversed. I am definitely hoping to close it out tonight, but amd expecting Austin Ross to get the start and he has been off and on when he does. So I don't know what we will get out of him. Auggie needs to keep letting your guys swing away though. I think he got too conservative late in the game and that got his guys thinking at the plate. Or maybe it was like Patrick said and they were just trying to hit it over the fence too hard because of how many times they have done it recently.
Anyways, the game was even better then I expected and I expected a lot. That was possibly the best baseball game I have ever seen. The Cubs game 6 back in 03 against the Marlins was #1 even though my guys lost. I still won 1400 bucks that year for betting on FLA to win it all in Vegas at the all star break. SO I wasn't too broken up about the loss being a cubs fan and all.