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An Off Day That Felt like An Off Season And Miami Rolls Into Town

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 1, 2012

I noticed myself, at different points in the day yesterday, feeling *irritated and edgy* about the Giants *off* day. It’s funny, during the off season I can do months on end of no baseball and barely flinch, but during the season when an off day hits I’m *irritated and edgy* that they aren’t playing. There were 12 other games being played and the freaking Giants are off? Absurd! Actually, it was only 11, KC and Detroit got postponed so I guess there were a bunch of baseball fans in Detroit who were also driving around *irritated and edgy*. Although if you’re living in Detroit I’m guessing you have other things to be *irritated and edgy* about.

Anyway, Miami is in town. Easily the most interesting team we’ve faced this year. It’s safe to say that the Marlins are not meeting expectations this year, either at the plate or at the gate. They changed their name and their uni’s, they moved into a brand new stadium and signed Reyes, Bell and Buerlie. Mike Stanton summoned his *inner bull fighter* and proudly introduced the world  to *Giancarlo(!)* Stanton. Everything was in place. Except that so far it’s all been in the wrong place.

Jose Reyes won the freaking batting title last year hitting .337. This year, healthy and rich, he’s hitting .220 with an unhealthy OBP of .293. *Giancarlo* (sorry, I can’t say that name without LQTM a little bit) who hit 34 bombs last year and set his sights on hitting 50(!) this year has a long way to go to reach that goal. He hit his first on Sunday. So he’s got 1. Heath Bell? It’s not good. He’s been horrible and would have lost his job by now if not for his big contract and the lack of a suitable replacement in the bullpen. I still think Mujica will get a shot to close for them this year, possibly soon. Bell could use a break right now…..And then there’s Ozzie Guillen at the helm. He’s trying to manage the team while simultaneously trying to explain his fondness for Fidel Castro to the good people of Miami–they’re not buying it and the fallout is that no one is going to their games (30K a game, that’s about right in the middle of mlb attendance but quite poor for a team with a new stadium).

Nolasco vs Cain tonight. It seems he always pitches well against us. Time for some *PaGone(!)* action at the top of the line up to shake that trend up a little……..

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  1. Del Mar Dennis said, on May 1, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Why no Pill PH for the Riot?

    • twinfan1 said, on May 1, 2012 at 9:49 pm

      Because it wouldn’t have been the right decision.

      • Del Mar Dennis said, on May 1, 2012 at 9:57 pm

        STFU.

      • twinfan1 said, on May 1, 2012 at 10:02 pm

        My, my isn’t the Menace surly tonight..thorazine shipment delayed?

  2. blade3colorado said, on May 1, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    The Riot got screwed.

  3. paulinasia said, on May 1, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Agree, Snarkk. Personally I’d like to see more Blanco for Nate, more Burriss for Theriot, and more Arias for Crawford…..

    • twinfan1 said, on May 1, 2012 at 10:07 pm

      Burriss does get most of the starts, the other two will happen.


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