Yesterday I was stuck listening to the Rockies games on the radio or watching on MLB At Bat or MLB Gameday. Work interfered with the first game and then my kid got in the way of the second game. Both semi-decent excuses for not watching, right?
Ya, I don’t think so either. I’ll do better next time.
What was with Walt Weiss letting Jeff Francis bat in the bottom of the fourth inning and then not even walking him out to the mound in the top of the fifth? What a waste of an out and by far my biggest pet peeve while Jim Tracy was managing. Let’s hope that was the first and last time that Weiss does this.
Anyway, while listening to the radio Jerry and Jack kept referring to Francis as a “crafty lefty”, aka, he sucks. When a broadcaster refers to a pitcher as “crafty” they are just avoiding saying that he sucks and that he basically throws soft toss softball. When Francis’ tops out in the mid-80′s with his fastball even the cold weather can’t keep hitters in the park. Jon Garland basically throws the same stuff so the Atlanta Braves saw a soft toss, ground-ball inducing (on a good day) lefty in the first game followed by the same type of pitcher, but from the right, in the night cap.