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Unread postby qwertykidd » Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:30 pm

When Boone plowed Pierzynski today, I almost fainted. That...was...AWESOME. If we can get the killer B's contributing early, it should take a ton of pressure of the rest of the lineup.
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Unread postby Lebowski » Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:02 pm

Couldn't agree more :wink:

http://www.swerbsblurbs.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=423

If we can get the killer B's contributing early, it should take a ton of pressure of the rest of the lineup.

This is a good point. Getting something, anything from them would be a big help.

Question: how short of a leash are these guys on? Bender was on KNR after the game and said that he expects Wedge to give them (especially Ben and Blake) approx 100 at bats before determining whether or not to make a move (call-up or trade).
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Unread postby consigliere » Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:33 pm

Can I mention how horrible that Rants show was?

Anyway, Benny Broussard pretty much proved he STILL is totally useless against LHed pitching. He went 1-2 against Garcia, then went 0-3 against the two lefties to end the game, popping out to the catcher and third-baseman and striking out. Awful.
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Unread postby Lebowski » Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:12 am

Can I mention how horrible that Rants show was?

Can I second that?

On Buzzard, I know it didn't matter today because it was a blow out, but if Wedge is truly platooning Ben and Perez, why wont he pinch hit late in games when the opposition brings in a lefty versus Ben and a righty versus Eduardo. (Or more importantly, will he pinch hit Perez for Ben and vice versa in those situations? What about when we are leading late in games?)
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Unread postby consigliere » Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:15 am

Depending on the situation, I believe Wedge will pinch hit for Broussard with Perez in those situations. Just, the game never dictated where it would be necessary to PH....so it was a good opportunity for Benny to get some ABs against lefties. Had the game been very close, Perez would have definitely been in there. Maybe not in the middle innings, but for sure one of Benny's final ABs.
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Unread postby Lebowski » Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:21 am

I question whether it will work both ways. We were down to the Sox when McCarthy was brought in Sunday, and Wedge stayed with Perez. (Although he did hit the bomb earlier.)

Who cares if it is in the middle or end of the game? If one guy gives you a better shot, shouldn't he be at bat?
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Unread postby consigliere » Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:26 am

I don't think you go making PH changes in the 4th or 5th inning of a game. What good does it do to PH hit for Perez in the 5th inning with Broussard.....then next time Broussard comes up in the 7th or 8th inning the White Sox bring in a lefty to face him and now you have no alternative late in the game. Same if the game were close today and we PH for broussard in the 5th inning with Perez....what happens in the 7th or 8th when a righty is put in to face Perez? You are better off saving such changes for the 7th inning or later.
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Unread postby Lebowski » Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:30 am

Well you still have Hollandsworth on the bench, so you got that going for ya, which is nice :wink:
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Unread postby consigliere » Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:38 am

Speaking of Hollandsworth....no sign of him yet in a game. I bet Wedge sits Michaels against Contreras tomorrow and starts Hollandsworth. Not a bad idea.

But, if he starts Hollandsworth AND sits one of belliard/Peralta for Vazquez, I'll be livid.
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:34 am

Lebowski wrote:Who cares if it is in the middle or end of the game? If one guy gives you a better shot, shouldn't he be at bat?


I believe Broussard is considered the superior defensive first-baseman. In that case, you could think that, to protect the lead, Wedge brought in Broussard as a defensive replacement for ... well, Broussard, but you see where I'm goin' here.

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Unread postby pup » Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:36 am

Really? Ben Broussard is a
superior defensive first-baseman
? I find that hard to believe. Slightly above average, maybe. Good, maybe. Horrible, no. But Superior? Like JT Snow superior? Derek Lee Superior? That seems a little far fetched to me.

And Buff - Did you see the 3 run bomb by Scott Hatteberg in Cincy opening night :D :D
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:44 am

Pup wrote:Really? Ben Broussard is a
superior defensive first-baseman
? I find that hard to believe. Slightly above average, maybe. Good, maybe. Horrible, no. But Superior? Like JT Snow superior? Derek Lee Superior? That seems a little far fetched to me.


I meant "superior to Eduardo Perez." I said "the," not "a."

And Buff - Did you see the 3 run bomb by Scott Hatteberg in Cincy opening night :D :D


Blind Squirrel Alert! ;-)

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Unread postby pup » Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:33 pm

I don't read so well sometimes.
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Unread postby Lebowski » Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:27 pm

Haha...Wedge keeps Ben in against LH Logan in the 8th and I was getting pissed.

Broussard promptly singles to right.

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Unread postby pup » Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:36 pm

Brousard against the 14 year old is a better matchup than Perez against Politte, especially in a tie game. I must also give Ben credit for the hustle of getting to second base on the wild pitch. Unfortunately, 2005 Boone was up instead of the 2006 Boone.
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