Thursday, August 25, 2005

Opportunity Knocks, but No One's Home

After a while, you've got to figure it's hard to leave so many men on base without even one crossing the plate. But the Angels found a way tonight. Last night's timely hitting gave way to tonight's timely screwing up. Lackey was as good as he's been lately, but one mistake, and he paid for it.

Vlad really did get fucked in the fifth. Strike two was never in the same zip code as the strike zone. I probably mentioned this on a site or two, including Rob's earlier today, but I think the intentional walks to Vlad have messed him up a bit. He's not a Bonds type who is very patient. He can, at times, try to do too much. And when you're a free swinger like Vlad, and suddenly your opportunities to swing freely are limited, you can get overagressive. Of course, Vlad swings at everything and tries to hit a home run every time as it is, so I'm not sure how we'd be able to tell the difference.

Anyway, this was another "work until 9:00 pm" night, so my observations were limited once again. Someday soon I'll be able to leave the office before the sun goes all the way down.

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