Thursday, May 13, 2004
Eat This! Angels 11, Yankees 2
I can't agree with Richard that Jeff could be a star, but he's a solid fourth OF for any team. The problem is when you have to rely on such guys. Between him and Figgins, neither of them take particularly good routes to the ball, and while Cinderella doesn't need to know such stuff, they do. It was especially evident last night. Nor can I go in with him on the Halter-bashing just yet, though you have to wonder just how long the team can go on with all these sub-.250 players. Hey, at least Mike benched Eckstein. It was way overdue.
Anyway, Kotch's base-clearing double was fantastic. He went 2-5 on the day, and is now hitting .250 against the fargin' Yanks. The Yankees, man. Weber, my on-again, off-again bête noir, managed a scoreless inning. Ortiz kinda redeemed himself in a teensy tiny way by closing the game out with a goose egg.
Update: Strike that about Kotch. Most of his AB's have come against the Yanks, but in fact, Mr. Small Sample Size says he's batting .333 against them so far. Hi!