Sooner or later this offense has to wake up. Some of the atbats are just pitiful. Sort of like last night late I am watching the WhiteSox at the Angels and Pujols steps in. I said outloud "Here comes a slow grounder to the left side" and sure enough Albert hits about a two hopper that the 3rd baseman easily gloves and throws him out.
It almost doesn't look like our boys have any fire in them this year. I keep saying its going to change, but again it looks like it will be later than sooner. And we might be so far behind by then that it will be too late. We are only 5 games out even though we have been pitiful so far.
I'll miss the game today, i'll be out on my Harley-Davidson..:)
Leadoff walk, then the 1-2-3 hitters go 1-2-3. Honestly, this lineup is so unimposing right now. It's not just the lack of HRs, it's that few guys are even hitting the ball hard. We've had a pretty solid line drive rate coupled with a relatively low average, which suggests some bad luck, but lately it seems to take several hits for us to do anything because we aren't putting balls in the gap or over the wall.
I'll add a comparison that I think may be a good one. We look a lot like the Nats in the last two years: really good pitching, but almost no threats in the middle of the lineup. The Nats have had a hard time keeping key hitters healthy, but they are getting healthy and are now hitting, plus they've added a few pieces to move key RBI guys down in the order. We look a lot like they have in that we are competitive due to pitching, but just don't have much threat in the middle of the lineup.
Carp is called out on strikes so was Holliday. Both pitches were borderline strikes at best...but they need to go up aggressive not taking pitches especially close ones. The bunt attempt by Carp bug me but I am in a bad mood anyway.
I'd be less upset with Holliday's K if he hadn't missed a hanging pitch up in the zone right before. Seriously, that was a pitch that a hitter of his caliber would usually mash. Yet Matt's power has been almost non-existent this year so far, and he whiffed an obvious mistake over the heart of the plate.
MAP315 wrote: Carp is called out on strikes so was Holliday. Both pitches were borderline strikes at best...but they need to go up aggressive not taking pitches especially close ones. The bunt attempt by Carp bug me but I am in a bad mood anyway.