Thursday, April 28, 2011

SWEET SASSY MOLASSY! Nick beats Fish in two of three games on the arm(s) of a young phenom(s).


What could have been a great pitcher's dual, Oswalt-v-Latos, ended up as a one-sided showcase of a possible Cy Young Award winner. Matt Latos (this manager's pick for PTP Cy) tossed a four-hit, 10 K complete game, while Roy Oswalt lasted just two innings en route to his league leading SIXTH loss of the year.
Fish, more a fan of OBP than SLG, plated five runs in the second inning on six singles and a costly error by David Wright. Fish tacked on an additional two runs in the sixth inning on a Colby Rasmus base-clearing double. The Pujols-hating Rasmus had three hits on the day. The catcher Ryan Hanigan, Joey Votto and Jose Reyes each had multi-hit games.
Fish 7, Nick 1
W - Latos L - Oswalt

A Starlin Castro eighth-inning single off Ryan Madson proved to be the game winner in game two's, 3-2, Nick win. Stephen Strasburg earned the win, pitching a perfect eighth, before Luke Gregerson closed the door in the ninth. Tommy Hanson pitched a solid seven innings, but did not factor into the decsion.
Fish scored first in the bottom of three, when, SURPRISE, his starting pitcher Wood bunted in a run (scoring Reyes who tripled). Nick then took the lead in the top of the five on a Erik Hinske two-run bomb. Its fair to note, the "Prinskey Plattoon" (Hinske vs LH and Prince vs RH) has produced 11 HRS so far this year. Dan Uggla drove in Fish's other run on a double. Reyes was 3x3 on the day, a HR short of the cycle.
Nick 3, Fish 2
W - Strasburg L - Madson SV- Gergerson

Strassy earned his second straight win, this time pitching four innings of scoreless ball (yes, he needs to rest a while...whoever is playing next), striking out five. Gregerson, again, converted the save, his sixth of the year. Starter, Vicente Padilla, gave up a lone run in his brief four inning appearance. Despite the loss, Fish's team of pitchers (Silva, Peralta and Morgan) struck out a combined nine batters and yielded only two runs.
Omar Infante led off the game with a triple and was scored on a Prince Fielder ground out. David Wright launched a solo homer (that proved to be the eventual difference in the game) in the second inning. Fish scored his only run in the bottom of three on a Chipper Jones single.
Nick 2, Fish 1
W - Strasburg L - Silva SV - Gregerson


  1. Forgot to mention...after just being traded to Fish, Votto is now injured for 5 games. How could I forget that? Play Fish quick!

  2. Good stuff Nick - runs looked to be a premium in this one, some tough, hard earned wins.

    Leaderboard now updated (sans Fish's forthcoming update...)

  3. And is it 'Sassy Molassy' or
    'Strassy Molassy'? I've heard both from your mouth and this is like the inverse of your Chris Ianetta/Mark Loretta -- 'the Beretta' fiasco.

    Straighten out your nicknames.

  4. Its Strassy. All that work to photoshop that d@mn picture and I screw up the headline. Story of my life.

    I do love seeing his name on top of the strikeout leader-board though....even if its spelled wrong.

  5. The photoshop is good.

    Spelling Strasburg's first and last name wrong is not. But then, neither is your sub-0.500 team.

  6. Aaahhh - its been too long since I've checked the site. Funny banter. That photo is brilliant - save it so we can put it on our "Clutch" t-shirts somewhere.

  7. Did some stats updates, here are they are:

    BA - J Reyes, .313 (80 AB)
    SB - J Reyes, 4
    Wins - M Latos, 4
    ERA - M Latos, 1.45 (31 IP)


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