Sunday, October 5, 2008

NLDS Game 4 Open Thread: Suppan!

Jeff Suppan will put the notion that he is a playoff virtuoso to the test. Big time. I'm hoping for 4 from Suppan, 2 from McClung and then let the late guys take over (NOT TORRES).

I like this lineup a lot more than last nights. For one, the suck that is Bill Hall is no longer in the two hole. Also, Ray Durham is a Joe Blanton fan, putting up a whopping 1.358 OPS against him in 14 plate appearances.

CF Mike Cameron

2B Ray Durham

LF Ryan Braun

1B Prince Fielder

SS J.J. Hardy

RF Corey Hart

3B Craig Counsell

C Jason Kendall

RHP Jeff Suppan

If you don't know which side this standard lineup bats by the 4th game of the playoffs, well, I'm not going to coddle you. I guaranty MLB is hoping for a Brewers win, if only to set up the epic Sabathia-Hamels game 5.

Also going today, the Packers against the Falcons. Rodgers is currently warming up but no decision has been made. Personally, I think they can beat the one dimensional Falcons without Rodgers, but here's hoping he plays.


DannyNoonan said...

HUGE game last night. I predict another one tonight. The Cubs had nothing against ((Suppan X 5) + (McClung X 4)) last time we started that particular equation, and I see no reason why the Phillies will handle it any better.

Anonymous said...

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DannyNoonan said...

Rodgers to start:

Anonymous said...

Joe Blanton isn't very good. But either is Jeff Suppan. There could be a lot of scoring in this one.

DannyNoonan said...

Suppan is bad at pitching. What a mistake to let him start this game. McClung? Yo? Parra? CV? All would have been better.

DannyNoonan said...


E.S.K. said...

black Sunday

DannyNoonan said...


tracker said...

Yeah, sigh. But fun season though.