Mets and Braves swapped Church for Francoeur.
Thoughts from H8Dook and JW/Loads?
Jonathan Sanchez pitches a No-No against the Padres ...........
Woulda been a perfect game if not for an error by Juan Uribe in the 8th
Saw the last 3 outs of the no-no at a sports bar here in Diego.
As for the Church/Francouer swap, I'm pissed. I feel like the only reason we did this is because Jerry Manuel and Ryan Church didn't get along. He could bat just as well, throw just as well and field just as well as Jeff Francouer, so to swap them (intra-division) seems pointless and desparate to me.
Francouer is aggressive, which I like, but there's a fine line between aggressive and reckless. He's still young, if he can learn some plate discipline, he can be a helluva player. Hope he pans out.
Here's a fair question: Who would've ever thought the entire Rays infield would be in the AS game? Answer: Nobody.
Absolutely amazing, especially considering Zobrist was a superutility player vying for a spot on the roster at the beginning of the season.
Any predictions on the HR Derby winner? I'm putting my eggs in Pujols' basket.
Puttin' my coin on Ryan Howard even though Pujols is the 2:1 favorite...
I just like that effortless uppercut he's got..........kinda like a fatboy version of Griffey
I wouldn't mind seeing Adrian Gonzalez go off tonight. He's a beast, but gets no pub because he's on the dismal Pads. Won't ever start an All-Star Game at 1B either as long as Pujols is in the NL.
I have Prince taking the crown.
Just tuned in... did Inge seriously hit 0 homeruns???
Yeah.......Inge got the bagel ala Piazza
My boy Howard is still alive for the 2nd round !!
I would have loved to see Griffey Jr. have a go at it. Even if he's not in his prime, he has the smoothest swing of any left-handers ever, in my opinion.
Nelson Cruz was hitting some bombs!