Friday, June 30, 2006

10 out of the last 12!

I had the unique opportunity to watch the M's play the D-Back last night. SLC from time to time gets D-Backs games on FoxSports Rocky Mountain, not sure how, but I am not complaining this time. It was great to see the team win a game in the 9th. We are now 2 games back of the A's for the lead in the West, in second place and 2 games over .500. There will only be 1 team going to the playoffs from the West, so it becomes important for us to win the division.

Things I noticed:
1. Jeremy Reed really sucks at the plate. Excellent fielder, but he needs to find a way to get that bat going.
2. Johjima is somewhat fast to get a triple in the 9th. This is also the highlight on the website.
3. J.J.Putz has a mean split-finger; he has saved 15 out of 16.
4. Meche did fairly well, he did not have an earned run in the game (1 balk, 1 E)
5. The team plays well against the NL, 13-2.
6. The D-Backs do have good, young talent, a team of the future. But I think Bob Melvin might lose yet another managing job.

The biggest take-away from this game is that we fought to the end. Granite, they were only down 1 run in the 9th, but they still played well to get 2 runs in the 9th.

Next stop, the Rockies. I am looking forward to this because they actually carry these games in SLC!!!!

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