Near, far, wherever you are~
There’s no excuse for this.
Uh, note to Brad Penny if he sees this: just know it was made out of love. And please don’t throw me into Lake St. Clair.
Yeah. It’s no Armando Galarraga/Alex Avila slap fight though.
It’s pretty easy to sum this one up: Penny was awful, Purcey was awful, and seven runs should be more than enough to win.
I was busy getting my teeth cleaned at the dentist’s so I missed a chunk of the game, including the moment where Purcey was lifted with a 2-0 count. Amazing.
According to Oakland Press writer @matthewbmowery, clubhouse doors were closed for twenty minutes after the game ended. At first I thought maybe they were announcing David Purcey is to be fed to hungry lions at the Detroit Zoo tomorrow morning, but it seems more likely Leyland lit into them for being a bunch of lollygaggers.
I think that’s really all that needs to be said about tonight’s bullpen implosion.
Okay. Why wasn’t Schlereth in there? Okay, I know Perry is on the DL and Weinhardt probably didn’t get to the park in time but still. You honestly thought Thomas was going to get big outs for you in a close game? Thomas is a mop-up man at best, and on a plane back to Australia at worst (or would that be best?).
Not much to say about Brayan Villarreal or Enrique Gonzales. They did what they could. I mean, who else hits the pitch Gonzales threw to Guerrero but Guerrero?
Brad Penny was a bucket of “meh”.
Offense missed some opportunities.
YOU BRING IN BRAD THOMAS TO PROTECT THE ONE-RUN LEAD AND THEN BRING IN THE BETTER LEFTHANDER WHEN THE GAME IS ALREADY OUT OF REACH. GREAT BULLPEN MANGLEMENT, JIM LEYLAND. SERIOUSLY AWESOME.
Also why was Kelly in right over someone like Wells? I don’t think Wells is a natural rightfielder, but he at least has a good arm and might’ve been able to nail that runner at the plate.
Anyway this shitshow gave me a headache. Hopefully they left this crap on the road.