Thursday, April 23, 2009

Day Baseball

These are the best work days. Cole Hamels goes for the Phils. Last year, if memory serves, he had a reverse platoon split. Just something to keep in mind. He'll be opposed by David Bush. Will the Brewers win a series? Finally? We'll know shortly.

Go Crew!

22 comments:

PaulNoonan said...

I don't like stealing in front of Braun and Fielder. You know. Because it's stupid.

Here are the top 5 nicknames that thyme with "Monster."

1. Braunster.
2. LeBronster
3. Ramonster (for Ramon Sessions, of course)
4. Wangster (for a certain Yankee pitcher)
5. Ronster Villonster.

PaulNoonan said...

We have a Mike Rivera sighting!

tracker said...

Especially given that Fielder has homered twice in 15 PAs vs. Hamels

Anonymous said...

Take that Cole.

tracker said...

I think the Brewers' win probability graph just spiked.

DannyNoonan said...

Go Brewers! I'm sitting in the Detroit airport listening to a Scottsman talking about his solo world beer-tasting tour. Dude has drank beer in like 50 countries on 5 continents. He may be my hero.

tracker said...

Noonan I was there yesterday. Say hi to the world club for me.

Eh, er, Bush, has a, you know...

PaulNoonan said...

He has a good sense of humor. That's all. Nothing else.

tracker said...

hahahahahaha. Yes. He does. hahahahahahaha.

DannyNoonan said...

Shhhhhhh

tracker said...

Time to let Julio put a bow on this one. Nice work, Bushie.

OC Lurker said...

Bush sucks, he's already walked THREE.

DannyNoonan said...

He hit a guy too

PaulNoonan said...

D'oh.

DannyNoonan said...

Damnit tracker.

tracker said...

Brian Anderson's fault. He's been yammering about it since the 5th.

OC Lurker said...

Matt effing Stairs? Geesh.

Hard to be upset about a road series win against the Phillies however with Braun and Fielder coming alive.

We were following this on gameday at work and someone noted he started the 8th inning with 97 pitches already. We were all wondering if he would run out of gas before the finish line. I know he's the rubber arm kind and all but he was looking at a 130-140 pitch game if he actually finished it.

Awesome win today. Hard to be upset about the no-no.

PaulNoonan said...

Yup. And Matt Stairs is actually pretty good, by the way.

tracker said...

I don't know if Stairs is "pretty good" but he'd probably be an upgrade over our lh-fat guy-pinch hitter.

PaulNoonan said...

Matt Stairs, who has been around since 1992, by the way, has a career OPS+ of 118, and has in the past put up a 153, a couple of 130+s, and a 142. His career line is .266/.358/.556. He's put up an OBP over .350 8 times in his career, by my count.

The only knock on him right now is that he's really really old, but his recent seasons have still been quite productive.

It is a crime that more teams could not find a place for Matt Stairs.

Anonymous said...

Stairs would be hof material with that kind of slg

PaulNoonan said...

You're right. Should be .484. I can't even find a .556 that I could have mistranscribed.