Odds & Ends: Burrell, Diamondbacks, Oswalt

Some links to check out following Roy Halladay's perfect night..


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55saveslives
5 years 3 months ago

Posey 3 for 4 w/ 3 RBI’s through 7!!

5 years 3 months ago

I believe this answers Henry Schulman’s speculations.

jdub220
5 years 3 months ago

Oh come on. It’s not like it’s exactly difficult to hit the freaking Diamondbacks. Really…

55saveslives
5 years 3 months ago

There’s no crying in baseball!

jdub220
5 years 3 months ago

How does that sound even remotely like crying?

I’m just saying that it’s no difficult task to hit the Dbacks. Our pitching sucks, it’s a fact.

That sounded pretty trollish.

55saveslives
5 years 3 months ago

Opposing team fans who don’t want to give credit where credit is due are criers..

This is Posey’s first game this year, Giants have been struggling offensively so they are counting on him…He came through huge!

Deal!

jdub220
5 years 3 months ago

It’s not me crying, it’s me being realistic.

When Posey has a good game against a real pitching staff, let me know. Then I’ll give him credit. It’s not exactly a big feat to have a good game against us.

I mean, come on dude, your RELIEVER got a hit.

The Dbacks have BY FAR the worst staff in the MLB.

Don’t get me wrong, Posey’s a stud, but don’t get all excited because he crushed us.

rainyperez
5 years 3 months ago

Oh we know the D-Backs aren’t a great pitching team, but you have to give Posey credit where its due because he could’ve just had easily buckle under the pressure and gone 0-4. What is great about the Giant’s rookie is that he’s got one of the sweetest looking swings from the right side, although it isn’t built for HR power yet he will develop the power stroke over time. His swing is built for average and because he is disciplined at the plate he will sustain a high average throughout his career.

jdub220
5 years 3 months ago

They’re not only “not great,” but they’re one of the worst in the history of baseball.Stolen from a poster on Diamondbacksbullpen:”How bad is it now? Another wretched performance today These are the worst team ERAs in MLB since 1900 (1900-2010). Pittsburgh is lower than 5.50 now: 5.52 2000 Rangers 5.53 2007 Rays 5.54 2004 Rockies 5.59 1996 Rockies 5.61 1928 Phillies 5.65 2006 Royals 5.67 2003 Rangers 5.68 1994 Twins 5.71 2001 Rangers 5.76 1995 Twins 5.79 1939 Athletics 5.80 1938 Browns 5.95 2010 DIAMONDBACKS <– .14 higher after 2 L's in SF – highest ERA in 2010 so far 6.00 1937 Browns 6.01 1999 Rockies 6.01 1939 Browns 6.08 1936 Athletics 6.13 1929 Phillies 6.24 1936 Browns 6.38 1996 Tigers 6.71 1930 Phillies”Posey couldn’t have gone 0-4 if he tried.

ReverendBlack
5 years 3 months ago

Let’s argue about a single-game sample size, yeah? This should go well.

David X
5 years 3 months ago

jdub’s post sounds a lot less like crying than 55’s post sounds like bragging. Come on, the Giants haven’t hit anyone all year and set a season high tonight in runs with 12. Against Billy Buckner and three relievers: Carlos Valdez, whom I’d never heard of before tonight; Saul Rivera, who couldn’t make the sorry Indians’ staff; and Esmerling Vasquez, the only one of the bunch who’s shown a hint of effectiveness. I’m glad the Giants broke out; I watch them most days. But I’m not foolish enough to assume the tide has turned and they’re going to start scoring five runs a game now.

David X
5 years 3 months ago

Arizona Diamondbacks’ ERA entering Saturday: 5.81, 30th out of 30 teams, nearly half a run worse than the next worst team, Pittsburgh (5.43). And that’s in a league where pitchers hit.

jdub220
5 years 3 months ago

This was an accidental “like.”

I wouldn’t like that the Dbacks suck at pitching.

55saveslives
5 years 3 months ago

I’m not bragging…I’m excited the Giants have our first home grown fielder with promise since Matt Williams.

04Forever
5 years 3 months ago

Doc Halladay earned his PhD in pitching tonight, what a game, good for him. Two perfect games in one season and in the same month, thats a first I believe

5 years 3 months ago

It’s the first 2 in the same month in modern baseball, the first and second were thrown 5 days apart back in 1880