Sunday, April 12, 2009

The NL West team that fell to earth.


I guess it's safe to say that the drunken euphoria related to the home opener, and the Rox previously taking a series from the hated Snakes has subsided and has been replaced with....."yeah, this is about what I was expecting."
Multiple run leads dashed by poor late-inning pitching and "hot" bats that don't produce in the clutch to come from behind when they must.
I'm sure last Sunday I would have said that I'd have been satisfied with a 3-3 record after opening on the road in AZ and then facing the reigning World Series Champs at home. But we were 3-1 two days ago, and that seems like quite awhile ago already (this weekend has been a bit hazy, granted)...foolishly, I had become quite accustomed to having a .750 record.

12 comments:

DeathTruck said...

Today is a must win...

TroutDog said...

A wasted Cookie outing on Sunday hurts. No pressure on Ubaldo to stop a losing streak against the Cubs in their home opener. Need to rough up Lilly early and give the young Ubaldo some margin.

TroutDog said...

No photo doctoring by the way....unless David Bowie really shares our concerns.

TroutDog said...

Oh, and I see Webb is going on the 15 DL. Maybe we miss him next week in AZ? Not that we had any trouble with him. I like the D-Bags and Dodgers both having their opening day starters on the DL already.

DeathTruck said...

And why is David Bowie hanging out with Rachel Maddow?

TroutDog said...

Maddow wants someone to relieve her concerns about the bullpen.

I'll den rain delays!

TroutDog said...

Sounds like Ubaldo has been mighty sketchy in this game, however only allowing one run through 3. Plus, the Rocks don't have a hit. Don't like the way this one is going.

DeathTruck said...

Ubaldo is looking quite shitty. Now he just walked Lilly. Rusch is getting warm.

TroutDog said...

I chalk this one up a loss. Unwar Bake-Dog, eh DT?

Rough day for Ubaldo.

TroutDog said...

Why have the Cubs not used Vizciano yet?

DeathTruck said...

Yep, Bake-dog had pretty much everything to do with runs 2 and 3.

TroutDog said...

Now it's time to get accustomed to a sub .500 record. Get comfy.