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  1. Sad ending to a disappointing road trip. With 16 out of the next 19 at home this team will stay close enough to tease us but in reality this team really isn't good enough to be a serious playoff team. I thought this road trip would be a turnaround but instead we were exposed for who we really are.
  2. I saw that coming. With a day off tomorrow I would have pulled him after the first hit of the inning.
  3. It'll be a miracle if Ubaldo gets out of this inning
  4. When all else fails whine. Works every time.
  5. Even a .500 west coast road trip is looking like too much to ask for. Where have the bats gone?
  6. Yup I'm watching. That one inning still doesn't change my opinion about Hellickson.
  7. That went south quickly.
  8. It's really looking like the front office made the right decision. Even if they don't make the playoffs this year. Beckham and Hellickson look like good additions for the future. Gotta give them credit amongst all the criticism they usually get.
  9. At least Buck has moved Davis and Trumbo down in the lineup. Even though they got hits last night I wouldn't change a thing as long as Machado, Jones, Schoop and Mancini keep raking. It's way too late in the season for Buck to keep up with his loyalty thing.
  10. Inconsistency is the prelude to being .500. If the starting pitching keeps doing what they're doing there's enough talent elsewhere for this team to sneak into the playoffs. Thank God for mediocrity in the AL.
  11. Looks like another bad loss.
  12. Who are these guys?
  13. This should have been done earlier but it's now or never. They paid him to be a great defender and a low average guy with power. It's past time for Buck to accept things as they are and move on.
  14. I feel like all of the games in this series are "must wins."
  15. He needs to be moved down in the lineup. Buck is too damn stubborn and loyal.
  16. This definitively goes down as a bad loss. I'll chalk it up to jet lag which usually hits you the second full day and say that they play much better today. They really need to win every series this road trip to be considered a playoff contender.
  17. I'm thinking they have to go 30-20 too.
  18. 5 plus years to be exact. I've always argued that the subpar starting pitching has been balanced out by a great bullpen and a great defense. Even with the exact same starting pitching (outside of that 23 game stretch this year) we would have a few more division titles and maybe a World Series appearance if the offense was more consistent.
  19. I just hope this organization can finally see that it's not about being able to score 10 runs in a game because you hit 3 or 4 homers but consistently scoring 4 or 5 runs because of speed and on base percentage. Playing Beckham and Rickard has energized this offense. Trumbo and Hardy were additions by subtraction especially when you bat Davis and Trumbo in the middle of the lineup back to back. One free swinging albatross in the lineup is more than enough. Two are too much to overcome. Buck's teams always play better later in the season. I just hope he's not too stubborn and loyal to keep things as they are when the injured starters come back. Who would have thought that this organization got it right at the trade deadline. At least for now it looks as if they did.
  20. That was sweet.
  21. It was kind of like I saw that coming. I was pulling for a walk.
  22. Small ball looked really good that inning. Beckham's speed really made a difference.
  23. I actually think this is the most consistent looking offense we've put out there in 5 plus years. Having Davis and Trumbo swing and miss together in the middle of the lineup has a lot to do with it. Adding more speed and on base percentage to the lineup has made this offense a lot better than the all or nothing homer offense we're used to seeing.
  24. You have to part of the City Poly families to really understand these feelings and I'm not knocking anyone. The rivalry overall is definitely bigger than a state title but I'd rather have my cake and eat it too. Win a state title and avoid screwing with the rivalry by playing twice in one year.
  25. The City Poly game is historic. I can't imagine them playing twice in one year just for historical reasons even though that game wouldn't count towards the series record. I'd just rather it not happen at all.