DIAMONDBACKS: 4 GIANTS: 6
Game 2 June 10, 2009
Our dynamic, come-back D-Backs seemed to have begun hibernation early this year. Maybe it’s due to the delay of the monsoon season? Whatever it is, it seems their rattles are working better than their fangs. In the last two games the Diamondbacks have committed almost as many errors as they have runs. They’ve only won 3 of 11 home stand series and appear to be in serious trouble. Well, at least we still scored 4 runs and only let the Padres score 6 tonight. Losing wouldn’t be so bad if we were getting better. The same players are continuing to step up to the plate and perform, but it seems like the only runs we get are off of homeruns and the long-ball won’t always win the game no matter how far you hit it. Unless, of course, EVERYONE hits one. Regardless, this is no time to bail on our boys. They may not have run support, but the fans won’t run and will continue to give support, even if it’s through clenched teeth, fists and the occasional ulcer. We’ll take one, or two (Tylenol, Tums, etc) for the team and still believe that victory is on the horizon. We just gotta get to that horizon!
DRAFT NEWS: There were a lot of new and promising players selected by the D-Backs this week that look strong and should provide both offense and defense. From the looks of things, I hope they can start playing as soon as possible…like, tonight! One player, Patrick Schuster, dubbed the “No-Hit King”, (a lefthander, of course) looks to bring some serious firepower to the mound…eventually. He has committed his cannon to the University of Florida for the time being. I’m sure a few million dollars and his own bobble-head doll will change that. No, I’m not saying education isn’t more important, but considering the opportunity, NOT the gratuity, education is something you are always pursuing and as far as the classroom is concerned, you can always go back to it. For most people, it’s easier to do the math, than throw a fastball at fifty. However, when you’re able to make a million dollars+, math will be a lot more fun to do!
Oh, one more thing I think you’ll find entertaining. When the scouts were watching Schuster pitch–going for his fifth no-hitter in a row–(yes, I said, in a row), this was their conversation:
[The left-hander was going for his fifth no-hitter in a row that night, but Wrenn, the D-backs’ Florida area scout, told Allison not to expect to see him do it. “Listen, I just don’t think he’s going to throw the no-hitter today,” Wrenn told Allison. “I think in the third inning there’s a kid named Doty and he’s a pretty good hitter for next year, he’ll be the one to break it up.”
Thanks for the dotty vote of confidence! It’s nice to see even the scouting staff have complete confidence in our up and coming players! LOL