Last night, Cards vs Braves.... both pitchers threw beautiful games.... and neither one got the win. That has to suck, as Moss did great, and Benes threw like it was 96 again (for him). Smoltz got the win as a Sheffield home run saved the game from extra innings.
(edited by Scott Summets on 5.8.02 1116) I'm gonna get me an oversized guitar, gain 40 pounds, and become the next D!
It pissed me off that the Cardinals got an incredible game out of Benes-especially considering this is a guy who retired earlier this year, and isn't expected to give them more than 4-5 good innings a start-and then blew the lead when he left the game.
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I'm a huge Braves fan, but I've always like Benes, and was happy he did so good. I felt bad that like you said, he pitched a great game after coming out of retirement for nothing. Benes normally has the Braves number anyway.
I'm gonna get me an oversized guitar, gain 40 pounds, and become the next D!
I don't think this is going to help Philly all that much. David Bell is a good player, but he isn't the final piece of the puzzle. Thome has hit in the AL his whole career, and now he has to get used to new pitchers, new parks, etc.