When I seen that Tatis homer off of Franklin I think to myself 'it's over' and 'here we go again.' Even Dan and Al were basicly saying the same thing. I see Ryan Franklin out there, and to me that says 'let's blow it' Yeah, I know Tony doesn't have many choices, but it's almost like giving up. And then to my surprise he's out there for the 10th too. You've got to be kidding me! I'd rather see Kelvin out there. And I've been hard on him in the past. Yeah, he got himself into trouble in the innings that he pitched, but he surprised me by keeping it together and getting the key outs. And hope that he keeps it up. I want to pull for the guy.
K Mac proved himself yet again. As if he needed to. There's been outings where he's given up runs, but for being used to much, and for being a rookie, this guy still wows me. And his numbers against the lefties is only getting better.
Welcome back Albert Pujols. We were waiting. I've been worried as the next fan. There hasn't been many times in his career where he strikes out three times. And when I heard the numbers I almost couldn't believe it. This guy has been good for so long, that when he's off, you can't help but to notice. He's expanded his strike zone, swinging at pitches low in the zone. Part of that may be frustration. The other, he's still hurting. Could you imagine this guy fully healthy, what he could do. There's the elbow, and the legs. Yeah the production is a little down this year, but he's still clutch. And keeps proving himself. Skip had a six hit game. And a great catch. And was on base when Pujols hit that dinger. When El Hombre's on, the team follows.
Carpenter. A big part is glad that he's back, or will be soon, another says, one more outing in the minors. To fine tune things. But he is a Cy Young winner, he's an ace, he's tough. He knows what he's doing, and even being in that club house, with the others, will be a boost itself. And now to wait for Adam. I'm a little worried there. Odd injury, and could still cause some issues.
Anthony Reyes has been traded to The Indians. I forgot the guys name (sorry!) I wish the best for Reyes, may he find confidence in himself and compete once more in the majors. Happy Mo made the deal. Let's see how the new guy can help our Double A club, but at the same time, I want to see Reyes do well for himself.
Just glad they pulled it off, I was about to give up on them, and they pull this off. And against The Mets. Even sweeter. Way to prove me wrong.