As far as I am concerned the only thing Charter Communications needs to do is deliver my Milwaukee Brewers game and they failed miserably tonight. I spend 47 minutes talking to someone from Canada on behalf of Charter who wanted me to know there life story. Made even worse to find out I am not sharing the no Crew misery. Just me and that TV. What a bum-job! Just wanting to watch sweet Wily Peralta pitch seems like not too much to ask…..
I am sure that train wreck dancing with the stars “show” has never ever gone out on anyone.
Please inform me if Milwaukee JS sports writer Tom Haudricourt ever writes anything interesting or thought provoking.
His piece on Marco Estrada and Yovani Gallardo both pitching badly was thrilling to read. Yawn.
I am going to horn toot. I was correct last season when most were calling Norichika Aoki “just a guy.” I am feeling real good about my suggestion late last year that Jean Segura was going to be a real find at SS.
For this year I want to toss this out. I speculate that P Michael Olmsted (currently at AAA Nashville) will be a huge late inning performer at some point this season. He is the kind of guy Doug Melvin targets and this guy is going to be a good one. Mark my words.
I have also previously stated that SP Marco Estrada is going to have a big season. I believe that despite last nights rough start that he will come up big this year.
I will not give any details though on when I once predicted NBA great Tim Duncan would be the black George Muresan. Bahahahahaha!
Sloppy game. Not real worried about it. Much of the damage particularly to the pen was due to fluke type stuff. The ball was rarely hit hard. Seven infield hits in the game. Probably is not a record but seems like it should be in the ballpark.
It was good to see Yuniesky Betancourt in the game. I love having him to back up the middle infield and PH when needed. Anytime you can get a guy with good power in that role you are adding to your club.
Troy Tulowitzki sure looks healthy. His two HR’s in the series have been hit real hard.
Seems like everyone and there mother are wondering how Estrada can strikeout so many with a 90 MPH fastball. It’s pretty easy to understand. Marco has a great change up. Makes the fastball appear much faster.
Of course all the K’s in the world will not matter if he keeps giving up long dongs like he just did to Cargo.
Colorado has a really impressive offense. Fortunately the SP’s are so crappy they will not be a factor.
Historically Colorado has been a team that likes to guess on pitches and when they guess correct even good pitches can get hammered. They have done a lot of that so far this series. And, they are guessing right.
Jorge De LA Rosa had a spring ERA of 2.84 and Marco Estrada 1.88…………so much for spring stats.
Aramis Ramirez starts off slow every single season. He used to blame it on the cold in Chicago but that was somewhat proved false by his awful start inside Miller Park last Spring.
This season he started hitting early in hopes of a fast start. So far…..so good.
If he is good all year he is going to put up enormous numbers this season.
As the TV guys discuss Todd Helton as a future Hall of Fame Guy I am reminded by my head that Helton was once the starting QB at the U of Tennessee. He got hurt and some dude named Peyton Manning took over.
Todd Helton just does not look like a QB. I guess Manning doesn’t either. BTW, Todd Helton is surely a hall of famer.
Local sports talk radio is lazy and not real good.
I miss the guys from the score 670 in Chicago. I listened to them way more than a normal person should when I lived in Chicago in the early 90′s. Still do on occasion to be entertained. The teams they cover I have disdain for or do not care about. What I dig about them is they will call a spade a spade. When someone brings up a shit topic they will say so. In short, they bring something to the table in terms of knowledge and ideas. Seems to me that should be the point.
The local guys were discussing whether closer John Axford should be replaced yet. They did stop short of saying he should. The thing is, why the hell would you even allow the premise after one game?
For my 2 cents Axford will be fine. He will go in streaks and his good streaks are long and put him at the top of the closer heap. I won’t address the topic past that as it was one freaking game! (one pitch really)
No one other than Mariano Rivera is Mariano Rivera.
If the guy ever does need to be replaced there are a few guys GMDM has stockpiled that could do the job.
Brandon Kintzler, Jim Henderson, Alfredo Figaro and Michael Olmsted would be the four off the top of my head.
Not big enough names? Well, that is Melvin’s game. Neither were Dan Kolb, Derrick Turnbow or John Axford until Doug “found them.” He goes after these types for a reason. It is one of the reason DM is one of the games best general managers.