Yet another recap
WP: Ohlendorf (3-2)
LP: Owings (1-3
Ã¢â‚¬â€œFourteen hits is fourteen hits. Ã‚Â Very few of them were hard-hit, but that’s still a lot of hits for this club.
-They kept finding ways to score, despite being down early. Ã‚Â
-Two infield hits from Willy Taveras. Ã‚Â His OBP is now over .350, and that’s better than I expected. Ã‚Â That said, if you’d told me Taveras would’ve been on base >25 times and only attempted 5 steals, I wouldn’t have believed you. Ã‚Â
Ã¢â‚¬â€œThe effort level, at least from this club’s veteran “leadership.” Ã‚Â Brandon Phillips failed to run out a popup that Freddy Sanchez dropped. Ã‚Â Brandon Phillips was in no hurry to pick up a dropped throw at 2b, allowing the runner to score from second. Ã‚Â Ramon Hernandez was in no hurry to chase down a wild pitch from Burton, allowing Nyjer Morgan to go first to third and score on a sac fly.
-The defense. Ã‚Â Only one error charged, but several other plays weren’t made. Ã‚Â If you’re going to build a team around pitching, defense, and “the little things,” you’re in trouble when you can only do 1 of the 3.
-Owings again failed to really keep his team in the game.
-Pathetic. Ã‚Â Seventeen baserunners and no attempted steals, sacrifices, or even a pickoff? Ã‚Â (Granted, Hernandez was running on a 3-2 pitch, and should’ve been thrown out at 3d for the first out of the inning.)