Friday, February 29, 2008



The inning belonged to Randy Messenger who did nothing to prove he deserved it. After a 4 pitch strikeout to start the inning.....Messenger gave up back to back walks (on 9 pitches), followed by back to back singles to give up 2 runs. Again the Mariners helped him out a little as Mike Morse tried to stretch his 2 RBI single into a double and was thrown out at 2B by Clay Timpner for the 2nd out of the inning. Messenger finished the inning off with a fly out to LF. 20 pitches and only 9 strikes.....not good. It actually could have been worse.

4 comments:

DrBGiantsfan said...

Is it just me, or is that some really bad body language on that delivery by Messenger. Whattheheck is wrong with that guy anyway? He looks like he has all the talent in the world and did so well when he first came over from the Marlins. Then, he just went over a cliff. Did he never fully recover from the injury? Man, the pitching coaches better find some answers fast or Randy might just be pitching himself off the team!

WalrusMan said...

From everything I've heard with his problems I don't know why we should keep the guy. We've got plenty of options for the bullpen (albeit, perhaps worse options). If he's going to cause trouble, go on the DL by punching a wall after an outing, and all together be an idiot, I don't want him on the team. Whoever was announcing yesterday (didn't catch the name but it wasn't Doug Greenwald) was even commenting on the bad body language Messenger was using on throws back from the catcher, every single one of them not just one and then calmed down.

allfrank said...

The body language may come from the fact he knows he is going to have to pitch lights out to make the 25 man - and he hasn't been effective for several months (of last season)

Anonymous said...

my God, i thought you were going to chip in with some decisive insght at the end there, not leave it with ‘we leave it to you to decide’.

rH3uYcBX