The biggest news of the day is that Vin Scully is going to be back in the booth next year. For me personally, the news erased the loss from today and turned it into one gigantic win for all of us. It is easy to forget how much we take Vin for granted. Vin was calling games for the Brooklyn Dodgers, think about that. We have the best that ever was! Once he is gone, I am not sure if anyone can ever come close to taking his place. Ask Cubs (or Cardinal) fans how listening to their broadcasts changed after the passing of iconic Harry Caray. I will write a post on Vin one of these days unless Mark beats me to it! Let’s get a championship for this guy! Win for Vin!
After the memorable roller coaster ride Friday and going into Saturday, the hangover got the best of us Sunday. It just wasn’t our day…
Caught up in the moment, we left 34 runners on base and just like Kemp was in a slump, it is now Hanley. We had multiple opportunities to score a ton of runs but just couldn’t capitalize. With this line-up, don’t expect that to happen often. Treanor does not help either with his complete lack of hitting followed by the pitcher’s spot.
I am not going to analyze this to much because I feel we are all a little exhausted. I am positive the team is as well.
We should put this one behind us and look to the week ahead. Two games behind the Giants with the media frenzy slowing; I think we have a big week in store. I don’t see the Giants giving up much ground until we meet in San Francisco. Hopefully I am wrong! Whatever happens, we can not afford to lose ground!
Next two weeks:
If we can hold steady over the next three series, a statement series in San Fran awaits in less than 2 weeks. I say we need to go 9-4 or better. What do you think?
I am sure we are all holding our breath to see how Mr. Beckett performs in Colorado tomorrow night. We could use a nice start after the bullpen explosion this afternoon. He could be a bigger piece to this years puzzle then we think!
Colorado, watch out, the Big Blue Wrecking Crew is coming after you!
*Loney was 1 for 5 with a single and an RBI in his debut with the Red Sox*
- The single was a dribbler up the middle,