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.

9 comments:

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.

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DannyNoonan said...

Rodgers to start: http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2008/10/05/aaron-rodgers-will-start-for-packers/

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...

PRINCE!

E.S.K. said...

black Sunday

DannyNoonan said...

*sigh*

tracker said...

Yeah, sigh. But fun season though.