Down 4-0, Lo Duca and Beltran have to work the count. They shouldn’t be hacking at the first pitch. They were doing Hudson a favor. Seven pitches Hudson throws in the inning. Terrible approach there.
Lo Duca is swinging worse than DiFelice right now.
Anyway, Keith and Ron didn’t have a problem with it. They were saying that when a pitcher is locked in and has all his pitches working for him, you want to try to jump on a first ball fastball if it’s in the zone.
This game makes me furious. Tim Hudson is not Cy Young.
Bottom line is no one has done anything well in this game for the Mets. The offense has sputtered, Pelfrey was shaky at best, defense caused Feliciano trouble and Willie mismanaged the seventh inning. Hudson has looked good but Mets hitters have missed at least a few fat pitches as well. Just try again tomorrow and figure out a way to beat the Braves.
Good grief … Willie’s going to have to move Lo Duca down in the order if he doesn’t start having better ABs. Every one of his swings looks awkward right now.
JD – have to disagree here. Hudson was wheeling and dealing up there tonight… Lo Duca and Beltran have to see the ball, hit the ball. if they get what they’re looking for on the first pitch, they gotta take it. Hudson wasn’t wasting any time tonight, and his two walks weren’t the product of him tiring out or failing to stay in the strike zone (which was quite large). this goes without saying that Lo Duca should not be playing tonight. he still doesn’t look comfy, especially after he got hit by that deflection.
can you do me a favor and find out what, exactly, that guy behind home plate was kicked out for in the bottom of the 8th?
I will take a bad night for the rook and the bullpen.
But where the h-e-doublehockeysticks did the offense go?
I can lose the game, but shut out?
testiculon… i think you’re ridiculously underestimating the skills of Tim Hudson. he had it all going on tonight.
To Dan (RE: Hudson)
Yeah, I know what you’re thinking and you’re probably right. The first pitch they got might have been the only good one they would have seen in the at-bat.
DAVID WRIGHT IS THE NEXT BEN GRIEVE
Get your head out of your tush!
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