Friday, August 22, 2008

Livan, Stew-bag vs. G-dog, and how the fuck do you lose to a minor league version of the Reds?

Unfortunate as it is, Livan isn't proving to be a very effective pitcher here in Denver. Sure, he got a bit screwed tonight by weak hits and some shit-luck, but seriously...most major league pitchers should be able to mow down the current Reds lineup without too many bumps in the road. A shame, I like him as a player, always seems pretty calm and cool (if not a tad indifferent). Sucks, also considering the Rox bats were up against someone who has flat struggled this year. Aaron Harang managed his 4th win tonight against 13 losses, the dude hadn't won in 2 months!. You just got to shell this guy at Coors. No? That 6th inning sucked. Bases loaded no outs and your 3-4-5 guys coming up, and nothing?
13 LOB? Cue DT's weird stock photo collection...you know, the one with the weird freckled 10 year old tennis player showing how to execute a lob shot?

Stew-bag has pretty much made the case that as far as 3rd base is concerned, G-dog is dispensable. Garrett had a key RBI but nothing more, and has looked bad lately....Ian had a 4 for 5 night and keeps impressing. I like G-dog, but he always comes up in trade talks and I think that Stewart may make those talks more palatable, especially if we can get pitching out of a potential trade.

As this season continues to slip away....a truly lame stat that must be mentioned is Holliday's subpar RISP average; it's a good 50 points below his overall. So much easier when it ain't clutch I guess....

Tomorrow I bring the youthful spawn of Sonic Tooth to Coors to participate in the Rockies' Rookies (kid's fan club) pre-game on-field parade. I'll be the guy with the unkempt beard in the punk rock t-shirt walking the warning track with the nutty, nutty 3 year old girl.




I don't know who the fuck Robin Jones is...but let me tell you, that when Stew-bag isn't roping doubles in a Rockies uniform he is a recognized master of computer puzzles for the archaic British-made Spectrum & ZX81 systems.
Word.

5 comments:

TroutDog said...

Jesus, a game we should've won. The offense had plenty of chances, but seemed to choke at all of the right times. The pitching from Livan was suspect, but he really wasn't hit that hard. Chalk it up to a night where it didn't seem to be in the cards? Whatever, we should roll these AA'ers. With the D'Backs choking a lead late tonight, this win would've looked awfully good.....

TroutDog said...

Oh, and thanks ST for rolling by the crib tonight. No casualties, which is a welcome thing for me since I've been back in town. HankDog says thank you.

Sonic Tooth said...

No prob, Hank.

DeathTruck. Are you going to the game tommorow? Seem to recall that perhaps you were...
Purple Floss. you going?

TroutDog said...

I was thinking the same thing about Stewbag vs. G-Dog. Studabager was been flat mashing as of late. The real question is probably, who will play 1st if we trade G-Dog? Helton probably can't be counted on from here on out. Maybe BakeDog?

That Holliday stat does suck. I wonder how the team ave compares between overall and with RISP.

DeathTruck said...

I'll be there. I bought tickies like 2 months ago via a soopers coupon (knowing full well I was purchasing a todd bobble-head night). I'll give you a call once I get to Denver. TD you in? I got two extras.