If you liked last years Running Diaries, great news, they’re back.
Jorge Campillo getting the start tonight. King Felix will follow him. Let’s Play Ball.
9:05 PM EST Always fun to miss the first three pitches so that National Geographic can push some TV show that four people might watch. One down.
9:07 “Just in time… no, wait, he dropped the ball.” Dave’s in midseason form. But we love him anyways.
9:10 Change up. Curve. Change up. Curve. More like the Mexican Jamie Moyer.
9:13 Pitch sequence to Garret Anderson; change, change, change, curve (launched for a wind aided double).
9:16 Greg Dobbs is hitting 5th. I have no words.
9:18 RBI triple for Jeremy Reed. That ball was smoked.
9:22 Niehaus: “Dobbs this afternoon went 1-7, but hit the ball hard 4 times.” Meanwhile, he swings through a curve and strikes out.
9:31 Much easier second inning for Campillo, though I still doubt he’s cracked 86 on the gun.
9:35 Here comes the first pitch to Pokey…
9:36 I’m not trying to say he has a slow bat or anything, but he just now swung.
9:40 Pokey walks, then Ichiro hits into a double play. You might not see those two events happen again til May.
9:45 Pokey with some ridiculous range taking away a line drive base hit by Vlad. That’s one of those plays that nobody else in baseball makes. His glove is just something else.
9:55 ESPN.com’s main page current poll: “Is Allen Iverson a ballhog”? Tomorrow’s poll: “Is the sky blue”?
9:57 Despite the fact that the announcers want to call it a 12-6, Campillo’s curve is more of a slurve. Not a bad pitch, but its not an Aaron Sele curveball.
10:03 Dobbs smokes one for a base hit, making him 2 for 9 on the day. And now we get to hear about how hard he’s whacking the ball and his “outstanding stroke”.
10:08 Man, Olivo still looks like crap on curveballs.
10:14 The King is warming up. Hooray.
10:16 After five innings, “How To Be A Junkballer” by Jorge Campillo calls it a wrap. He threw 61 pitches, and by my count, only 32 fastballs.
10:20 Alright, here’s why we’re all watching. Felix is on his way to the mound.
10:23 Fastball, fastball, fastball. 1 down.
10:24 He’s not even trying. Two down.
10:25 Vlad up. Foul, foul, whiff.
10:27 After giving it some thought, I think Felix might be turn out to be something. Just call it a hunch.
10:39 You know, I’m openly rooting for the M’s to make outs so Felix can get back on the hill.
10:44 Round two. Here we go. There’s a base hit. Felix is gonna have to throw something besides a fastball eventually.
10:45 So there’s the big hook. Good luck hitting that, seriously. That’s just mean.
10:50 Bengie Molina whacks one, but Ichiro runs it down. Two easy innings for Hernandez.
10:52 Two walks for Pokey. Let’s have a parade.
10:56 RBI single for Reed. I made the comparison to Paul O’Neill a couple of years ago when I saw Reed pretty extensively, and that still stands up.
10:59 Dobbs up, bases loaded. If he goes yard here, I’m turning the sound off. Nope – fly out to center. 4-1 M’s.
11:05 Sherrill in for Felix. 1 pitch, 1 down. Nothing against George, but I’m now going to bed.