Goalie wrote:Speaking of clutch hitting Duffy popped out to SS with the bases loaded and two outs in the 9th.
"If he swings at the first pitch I'll..." I didn't get a chance to complete my thought because he swung at the first pitch, after Turnbow had just walked two guys. Ugh. Way to wait for your pitch, Duffy. That's what I get for grabbing you in the last round of my fantasy draft as a sleeper.
The Pirates lineup is better but that still does not mean they are going to score a lot more runs, especially when Bay has 1 hit in 8 AB's and has walked 4 times because the guys around him are not hitting enough.
After an offseason of hearing about how Casey and Burnitz were acquired to be LH bookends around Bay, Tracy has Randa between Bay and Burnitz. This leads to Bay walking 3 times and Randa doing nothing.
On the plus, they're getting more runners on base. The bad part is they're hitting into double plays. This team isn't going to score runs unless Bay is crushing the ball.