Sunday, April 22, 2007

Game 16: Dodgers 7 Pirates 3

Actual conversation had during the bottom of the 10th inning last night:

Me: I kinda like Tracy playing five infielders here with the game on the line. This makes a lot of sense.

Friend: Yeah, but there's some big games in the outfield.

BP Chacon throws ball one.

Me: I guess it won't matter when BP walks the winning run in.

Friend: Yeah, or gives up a grand slam.

Russel Martin: Obliterates a grand slam

Me and Friend: Same old Pirates. click.
Seriously, how do you lose a game in which you entered the bottom of the 9th with a 3-2 lead and didn't give up a hit in the bottom of the ninth? Oh yeah, leadoff walk, wild pitch (questionable, more like passed ball), throwing error, passed ball. Guess who's pissed off as hell today? Ian freaking Snell. Snell went seven strong last night and held the Dodgers to two runs, but still is stuck on one win for the season thanks to Ronny Paulino's shenanigans behind the plate. I mean, criminy, the title of the position is CATCHER for crying out loud. He's only got one responsibility, and he's pretty freaking crappy at it.

Also: this just in, the offense sucks. Last night Brad Penny walked four and only struck out three, but we only managed to touch him up for 2 earned runs and an unearned run over six innings. This team is hard to watch.