Tuesday, June 14, 2011

How about some cheese to go with that whine?

Diamondbacks announcers Jeff Munn and Tom Candiotti whined for several moments about the called third strike that Stephen Drew took to end tonight's game. They alleged that Brian Wilson's pitch was several inches outside.

Well, Jeff and Tom, those are the breaks. You may have heard that the Giants haven't had a lot of good ones lately. Plus, what the hell is Drew doing taking a borderline pitch in that situation?

All I remember from when I played and got two strikes on me was the words of legendary pinch hitter Gates Brown, who said something like "If you have two strikes on you and the pitcher throws his hat up to the plate, you'd better be swinging at it."

For what it's worth, the Giants got the short end of the stick in the 6th when the umps missed a call on a great throw by Matt Cain to first that had Chris Young out. At least that's what Henry Schulman says in his game story for the Chron. Bad calls even out. But give me your address, Tom and Jeff, so I can Fed-Ex some cheese to go with that whine.

UPDATE -- Here's what Schulman just tweeted: hankschulman
Just saw my first replay of Wilson's final pitch. Drew had no right to complain. If it wasn't a strike, it was damn close.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The dude who ran to third on the wild pitch was out. Pablo tagged him and he did not have his foot or hand on the bag. Game should have been over before the last pitch.

11:49 PM  

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