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The Wolf Has A Sore Paw

The Wolf Has A Sore Paw

… and I don’t mean his father.  When they say “it’s nothing, really, just a precaution.”  Don’t believe it!  Randy Wolf is on his deathbed.  His arm is dangling by one frayed tendon.

Randy is allegedly OK!

Randy is allegedly OK!

  That’s the truth!  Anyway, who cares?  We’ve got Charlie Haeger, who can start the final 20 games.  No biggie!  He can easily be a 20 game winner!

Ronnie Belliard should not play 3B unless we are ahead by 7 runs.  The lead is down to 2-1/2 games.  I could second-guess leaving Troncoso in last night, but I won’t.  I’ve got nothing else to say….

Minor League Recap – 9/09/09 by Jared of http://thinkbluela.blogspot.com/
Albuquerque lost 6-2

Tony Abreu – 1 for 4, 3B, RBI, R, K (.250 BA)
Xavier Paul – 0 for 4, 3 K’s, OF Assist (.000 BA)
Jamie Hoffman – 1 for 3, BB, 2 K’s (.333 BA)
Chin Lung Hu – 0 for 3, SB (.000 BA)

http://tinyurl.com/lu8g93
Great Lakes won 7-2

Dee Gordon – 2 for 4, RBI, R, 2 K’s, SB (.500 BA)
Kyle Russell – 2 for 3, 3B, HR (1), RBI, 2 R, BB, E (.667 BA)
Alfredo Silverio – 1 for 4, RBI (.250 BA)
Jerry Sands – 1 for 4, 2 RBI (.250 BA)

Aaron Miller – 6 IP, 2 Hits, 0 R, 2 BB, 9 K’s (0.00 ERA)
Geison Aguasviva – 2 IP, 0 Hits, 0 R, BB, K (0.00 ERA)

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_09_09_wmiafx_swmafx_1
Ogden lost 17-1

Blake Smith – 1 for 2, 2B, R, K, OF Assist (.212 BA)
JT Wise – 0 for 4, 2 K’s (.333 BA)
Angelo Songco – 0 for 3, K (.307 BA)
Nick Akins – 1 for 3 (.258 BA)

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2009_09_09_ogdrok_orerok_1
Player of the day – Aaron Miller, LHP

In his 11th pro start, Miller was tabbed to toe the hill as the Loons first ever post-season pitcher. And he did not disappoint. After struggling with his command early, Aaron didn’t allow a hit until the 5th inning as the Loons were all over Tigers’ prospect Casey Crosby, who was arguably the laegue’s best pitcher. Miller’s velocity hasn’t been as advertised, but his breaking ball is a devastating offering and he’s shown far better command than he did at Baylor. Even without the great fastball, he shouldn’t have a problem cruising up to Double A

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15 Responses to “The Wolf Has A Sore Paw”

  1. Ty says:

    We are in line for an epic choke job. Let’s just sit back and watch our team choke away such a big division lead. Good job guys

  2. Badger says:

    Is anyone REALLY surprised by this? Randy Wolf hasn’t pitched 200 innings since 2003. His 190 last year was the most since his 136 in 2004. I hope he is ok, and just needs some rest. Elbow issues is not good.

    Is Kershaw next? Will his “bruised right shoulder” keep him out for a while?

    Blake, Thome…….

    Not exactly peaking at the right time are we.

  3. Ken says:

    Premature Disfunction – With the way that Torre manages his teams they usually do not choke and crash until mid-September. Yea, Yea, Yea, anything past 10 years ago does not count.

    When the opposing manager intentially walks Kemp and Ethier to get to Manny I will stop expressing my opinion that Torre is a Moron. However, I might have to say that there is now more than one Moron managing in the MLB.

    The incredibly shrinking starting rotation coincides with the incredibly shrinking lead, and the incredibly shrinking inteligence of certin managers and the incredibly shrinking Artic ice pack, and the incredibly shrinking patience of Frank, and …. Just waiting for the Iceberg to do some damage in November.

  4. Badger says:

    Watching the end of that fiasco I had two questions:

    1. Why walk the bases loaded?

    2. Once you have done that, why have the middle infielders all the way in?

  5. DRomo says:

    Stan Conte seems to think Wolf will be OK. He has never told us that before about a pitcher right? COUGH…COUGH…Jason Schmidt COUGH…COUGH!

    I still believe we will win this division but I just don’t see anything to optomistic about when it comes to the playoffs. Look guys in the past we have all thought our .500 team could make a push and make the playoffs and we all were cntent and hoped for miracles when we were swept out of the first round every couple of years. Last years suprise success has set our sights higher. We should no longer be content to make the playoffs. Another site says even if we fall behind in the division it is no biggie we’ll take the wild card. The Wild Card?!

    This lineup and this teams success early in the season was no fluke. We are a good team, we just are not playing like one. But unless we recapture the mojo we had in May and June THIS will be the most hurtful and dissappointing season in the last 21 years!

  6. lawdog says:

    The way the Rocks are starting to peak at the right time, I think it’s fair to say we’ll at least make it as the Wild Card. When push comes to shove, I see this team losing 3-2 in every post season game.

    Last night, Troncoso had the game won. He had the last batter struck out twice. With two strikes, he threw 2 pitches right on the black at the knees, inside corner and the ump squeezed him twice.

    • Kay in L.A. says:

      With all due respect, we should be able to play well enough to compensate for questionable calls by the ump.

  7. lawdog says:

    When asked about the execution of his 1976 Tampa Bay Bucs, coach John McKay remarked:

    “I’m in favor of it.”

  8. Mark Timmons says:

    The key word is “Don’t Panic!”

  9. DRomo says:

    I dont think it is panic to look at the way the team is playing against teams 20 games back, teams we should beat and say it is unacceptable. This was the “easy” part of the schedule. This was where we were suppposed to put distance between us and the rest of the division. Wasn’t it? Injuries aside the healthy guys need to step up. It is very dissapointing. thats all, if that is what you call panic, fine.

  10. Kay in L.A. says:

    I am not panicking. Numb is more like it. It’s unbelievable how unevenly this team plays. Agree with Badge that defense is sloppy. Troncoso, whom I can do without, threw away an easy play. Inexcusable for a major leaguer. At the same time, why couldn’t the Dogs hit those homers with men on? Or drive in runs some other way?

    Word is that Wolf hurt his arm during his display of hitting prowess a few games back.

  11. Badger says:

    While we are in a part of the schedule where we play some sub .500 teams, it doesn’t necessarily mean those teams aren’t playing well. In the beginning of the season, we were playing .650 ball and nobody wanted to play us. Now, we are basically a .500 team and many teams, and especially teams in our own division, are actually looking forward to playing us. Teams like the dbacks, who know they are going nowhere this year, take great delight and beating the Los Angeles Dodgers.

    Yeah, it’s disappointing all right. St. Louis blew past us and now we are in a fight to win a divsion against a team that not that long ago we led by 15 games. If the Rockies win today, it’s 2 games.

    It’s almost like the regular season can’t end soon enough.

    Big series coming up. And, it begins with us going up against our most fierce rivals, in their park, facing Cain (13-4, 2.51).

    Anytime offense.

  12. Badger says:

    We have 21 games left. We are a .589 club. If we remain a .589 club, we will win 12 of those remaining 21 games.

    Is that enough?

  13. lawdog says:

    If we can’t beat the Pods in a series at home or do better than a split with the D Backs, I have to wonder how will do once we beat Bad Penny in SF and have to face a couple of potential Cy Young pitchers. And the Rocks are getting not. We’re not going to win this thing unless we start scoring runs. 2 or 3 runs per game is not going to make the nut in the post season whether we win the Division or sneak in as the Wildcard.

  14. lawdog says:

    With the number of games we have left with the Rocks and SF I think we’ll be lucky to go 10-11. Would that be enough? I doubt it. NOt when we lost 3 of 4 from the Pods in our house and managed to split with Arizona losing the last game on a walk off walk?

    If we turn it around and start scoring 5-7 runs a again we’re in business. I hope we do that. We’re capable of it. But do we have the desire? Do our relievers have any arm strength left after being mismanaged by Bigelow Torre all year?

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