Friday, June 11, 2004

Two by Nine, 06.10.04

Sorry gang, busy day, but...

1. How many times in Nomar's career has someone intentionally walked the previous hitter to get to him? I would say less than five. Maybe it happened a few times in his rookie season, but he hit mostly leadoff then and I doubt they were walking too many #9's. We saw it last night though, and he made them pay. Double off the wall, 2 RBI's. Boy was that fun.

2. The great thing about Manny is sometimes you can tell a ball is gone before he even swings. When you saw Valdes' saggy little curve start to bend toward the heart of the strike zone last night, you just knew Manny was gonna lose it. Sure enough, over the monster seats. D-licious.