Saturday, April 16, 2011

Fish at Torto - More Hot Uggla Injection

In typical fashion, Torto and I had a very tightly contested series, rolled in the famous Crowne Plaza Hotel in Wauwatosa Wisconsin. Game 1: T Wood vs. J Cueto

Fish got on the scoreboard first in the top of the 3rd inning with a single from Hanigan, walk by Pujols, RBI single by Danny Uggla, and an RBI single from Chipper Jones. Torto answered in the bottom of the frame with a solo home run from his catcher Olivo. Fish scored another run in the top of the 4th with a Reyes single and Morgan triple – Morgan was thrown out at the plate by Heyward trying to score on a sacrifice fly attempt by Hanigan. Torto tied the game in the bottom of the 5th with a 2-run single by Carroll. He took the lead in the sixth inning when the wheels started falling off of Travis Wood, including 3 walks, 1 hits batsman, and a single in the frame – scoring two runs for Torto. Torto suffered a setback in the bottom of the 7th as Jason Heyward stole second, colliding with the iron man Dan Uggla, injuring Heyward for 4 games – Uggla did not suffer an injury, although the collision ripped his Affliction tee shirt under his uniform. Fish rallied in the top of the 8th off of Romo (not Tony) with for singles – Uggla, Reyes, Colvin, and Morgan, scoring three runs. An insurance run was timely in the top of the 9th on a Rasmus solo home run. Torto rallied in the bottom of the 9th off of Marmol’s wildness; after two hours were collected, Stanton was hit by a pitch, Renteria was walked, and Olivo hit a double, scoring Stanton and Renteria tried to score as well – but was gunned down by the cannon arm of Nyjer Morgan. Fish wins 7-6

Win – Madson Loss – Romo Save – Marmol Game 2: C Silva vs. J Garland

Fish started the scoring in the top of the 2nd with a leadoff walk from Uggla (statistics show that lead off walks score 40% of the time), a double from Edmonds, and a RBI single from Reyes. If it is possible for Silva to be masterful, he was – going 6 innings, giving up 3 hits, no walks, 2 HBP’s, and no runs allowed. In the top of the 7th, Reyes singled and Tyler Colvin had a pinch hit RBI double to score Reyes. In the bottom of the 9th, Marmol was again shaky, allowing a Zimmerman single to lead off the inning, then walking Stanton and Thole in succession. Then Marmol worked his way out - a Milledge strike out, and a Renteria pinch hit RBI fielder ’s choice and a Luis Castillo strike out to close out the game. Fish wins 2-1

Win – Silva Loss – Garland Save – Marmol

Game 3: De la Rosa vs. Billingsley

As you would expect, De la Rosa was wild and getting hit hard, however only gave up 2 runs in the 3 innings – here is his stat line: 3 innings, 3 hits, 6 walks and a hits batsman. There some questionable managing by Torto in the bottom of the 3rd, with De la Rosa’s wildness, he had loaded the bases on walks and base hits, and Torto tried a suicide squeeze with Tony Gwynn Jr. – he struck out on the bunt attempt and Milledge was caught stealing at home plate. Torto had a pinch hit home run from Thole in the bottom of the 6th. Fish tried to tie up the game in the top of the 7th, with a double from Chipper Jones, an RBI single from Uggla, and a base hit from Pujols, but could not get another run in with Uggla stranded on third. Romo collected a save – Torto wins 3-2

Win – Billingsley Loss – De la Rosa Save – Romo Series MVP – Dan Uggla, batted 6-12, 3 runs, 2 RBI’s


  1. Stats update, to change after tomorrow's games:

    Dan Uggla - BA .340 (50 AB)
    Jose Reyes - BA .333 (48 AB)
    Ryan Hanigan - BA .324 (37 AB)

    Marmol - 5 saves

  2. Stupid Uggla. But a nice recap, and damn if I forgot that Game 1 came down to Nyjer's rag arm. That stunk. But good drama.

    Questionable managing in Game 3 was putting it kindly. What a horrid choice. Guess I got overconcerned about my 8-9 hitters coming up completely empty.

    I'll wait 'til you process your Sunday stats to update the leaderboards.


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