Apr 29, 2007

much love for Cha Seung Baek

In a vast improvement over his last outing, Baek took a no-no into the 6th before surrendering a single up the middle. He was yanked after giving up two bloopers and a double--the only really solid hit of the day--but Morrow, blistering again, made quick work of the remaining Royals to end the threat.

Right now, Morrow's throwing like Putz when Putz is in the zone. Untouchable fastballs followed by more untouchable fastballs. We're not even paying him $8 million. Yet.

Baek has to start surviving the third time through the order. So far he's lights-out through five or six, but gets hammered late. (It's been a pattern since last year.)

Oh, and let's hope Richie Sexson's RBI single was one of those "off the back, monkey" moments.

We'll wait to hear the TRP's flipperdoodle report.


TeacherRefPoet said...

Fun flipperdoodle game. HUGE (and hugely difficult) call by home plate umpire Chris Guccione was instrumental, and I always love those. At least we didn't have the really bad error from last night in Cleveland.

I hope we make Morrow into a starter. If he develops a few more pitches, we could have a decade of a Felix/Morrow one-two punch. That's damn exciting.

TeacherRefPoet said...

And Sexson's single was a routine groundout if the infield weren't in. I wouldn't call it a turnaround moment

Jim Anderson said...

As Yogi Berra (that one guy from the Aflac commercials) once said, "Baseball is 90% mental; the other half is physical." It might not have been much of anything, but it was something, and it got an RBI. Fingers and toes crossed.

Also, agreed on the Guccione call. If Bloomquist wouldn't have gotten the blooper, I would've about cried.