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Dave Bush was outstanding, not that it did him any good. He pitched his second complete game of the season, and lost this one as well.

The Jays couldn't get many people on base. When they did, they kept hitting into double plays. Rios, Johnson, and Hillenbrand were the rally-killers today. It actually hasn't been a team-wide problem. Only four men in the majors have hit into more DPs than Hillenbrand, but the team itself is middle of the pack.

Or they were before today's game....

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Dr. Phil - Saturday, August 13 2005 @ 07:01 PM EDT (#125481) #
What I don't get is why Koskie hit in the 9th when Hill was on the bench, not saying it would have made the difference, but Koskie was hitting like .150 or something against Ryan. Oh well, just a frustrating game all the way around to watch with regards to the hitting. However, props to Bush who pitched an awesome game, although he probably doesn't feel too happy right now. I guess now we know how Detroit felt when Cat hit the homerun and that was about it.
I'm going to go cry now
Jim - Saturday, August 13 2005 @ 07:03 PM EDT (#125483) #
3 years 19MM.
Ron - Saturday, August 13 2005 @ 07:09 PM EDT (#125484) #
3 points of frustration:

- The inability to comeback after 6 innings when trailing is frustrating.

- To see Hinske not being able to lay down the bunt in the 7th inning with 2 men on is frustrating.

- To see Hill rot on the bench is frustrating. He hasn't played in 3 out of the last 5 games. In one of those games he was pulled for Hinske to PH. Unless the Jays brass think Hinske is part of the core going foward, there's no reason to see him play so much. I would rather park him on the bench and give those AB's to Hill.

- And a potential frustration is that if the Red Sox win tonight, the Jays would have gone 4-1 in their last 5 games and actually fall back a game in the chase for first in the AL East. I'm waiting for the Sox, Yanks, A's, Indians, or Angels to lose 4 or 5 in a row and it doesn't look like it's going to happen.
Pistol - Saturday, August 13 2005 @ 08:38 PM EDT (#125487) #
Boston, Oakland and the Angels are on pace for 94 wins. For the Jays to get to 94 wins they'd have to go 34-12 in their last 46 games.
brent - Sunday, August 14 2005 @ 12:47 AM EDT (#125492) #
Ty Cobb
Baseball was one-hundred percent of my life.

Every great batter works on the theory that the pitcher is more afraid of him than he is of the pitcher.

I had to fight all my life to survive. They were all against me... but I beat the bastards and left them in the ditch.

I have observed that baseball is not unlike a war, and when you come right down to it, we batters are the heavy artillery.

I may have been fierce, but never low or underhand.

I never could stand losing. Second place didn't interest me. I had a fire in my belly.

Speed is a great asset; but it's greater when it's combined with quickness - and there's a big difference.

The base paths belonged to me, the runner. The rules gave me the right. I always went into a bag full speed, feet first. I had sharp spikes on my shoes. If the baseman stood where he had no business to be and got hurt, that was his fault.

The crowd makes the ballgame.

The great American game should be an unrelenting war of nerves.

The great trouble with baseball today is that most of the players are in the game for the money and that's it, not for the love of it, the excitement of it, the thrill of it.

To get along with me, don't increase my tension.

When I began playing the game, baseball was about as gentlemanly as a kick in the crotch.

When I came to Detroit I was just a mild-mannered Sunday-school boy.

This is how the game should be, now go motivate people for the fighting Jays. I felt some sentiment when Johnson went to Cobbs grave.
brent - Sunday, August 14 2005 @ 12:59 AM EDT (#125493) #
Also about player development, power does take time, but Cobb had 1000 hits by the time he was 24.
JayWay - Sunday, August 14 2005 @ 02:55 AM EDT (#125495) #
So that's where Sparky gets it.
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