Saturday, March 6, 2010

It's not a recap, but some thoughts on ST2

I won't recap yesterday's 17-7 loss to the Tigers, but I do have some things to point out:

-Five of the 14 hits came from Chris Johnson (3x4, 3 doubles) and J.R. Towles (2x2, 1 double)

-Errors by Johnson (fielding) and Shelton (throw) led to three unearned runs.

-Polin Trinidad gets the "Holy Crap" award of the game. Facing six batters, he allowed two hits, four walks, six earned runs, and no outs.

-I do appreciate Brian Bogusevic' nailing of Miguel Cabrera at the plate.

-Shane Loux and Evan Englebrook were the only pitchers who didn't give up a walk.

Still, Brad Mills didn't get all worked up:

“In a lot of terms, I was happier today with a lot of things that happened. The score right now doesn't concern me as much as how we need to go about playing the game. We had some really solid at-bats today – we had solid at-bats yesterday, too – but by that I mean we worked the count better. Defensively, we hit the cutoff man and were able to work on some things.”