Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Gloomy Monday

(photo courtesy Durham Herald-Sun)

Game 110: Bulls 2, Indians 6
Season: 62-48
Wrap, Box, Herald-Sun, Indy Week

The Bulls team OPS last night was .679. The Indians was 1.021. You won’t win a game with that kind of gap, and we didn’t.

Interesting sky last night, but we didn’t get a drop of rain. Still, I could swear the wind was blowing just right for the Indians and a couple of our long balls died in midair, dropping into outfielder’s gloves.

Items of interest:
  • Our near-major league starter, Wade Davis and our major league starter, Andy Sonnanstine, have given up six home runs in two days.
  • Jon Weber tossed another bat into the stands (that makes seven by our count) and hit another double. His endorsement deal with Get-A-Grip Pine Tar may be in jeopardy.
  • Fernando Perez is about to start rehab, which might mean that he will come through here for a couple of days. Hope so.
  • Mitch Talbot is pitching for the Gulf Coast Rays, but I can’t seem to find a good link. If I do, I’ll add it.


  1. Yeah, tough game last night. I just seemed like it wasn't our night. Indy had a lot of balls land in just the right places. Oh well.

    I am a big Ruggiano fan, but I can't help but think that Weber would have done a much better job with that triple in the 7th(?) last night. Not that it was a play that won the game for Indy, of course.

    First time I have seen an outfielder literally break the wall. Wonder how long it takes to get that fixed.

    Hopefully they can even things out tonight.

  2. I've been reluctant to criticize Justin, mostly because of his RBI numbers. But, yeah, that was a play born of inexperience over there. And his strikeout numbers are really terrible. He's not likely to make it back to Tampa Bay this year.

    Not sure why Jennings got center field. It isn't as if he's going up to spell Upton anyhow. But just his first games. Remember that Hughes took a few games to get on track as well.

  3. re; Justin and the triple; as has been said before, when a player is struggling at the plate, he wants to do something extra spectacular to show he's still worthy of being in the lineup. I'd probably bat him 7th or 8th, but certainly not cleanup.