Really nice game to watch on Mother’s Day, except for the fact that Niese keeps putting guys on…hate to think he might be pulled earlier than usual.
Ya know, I talked about this with my son—-who has JUMPED SHIP >:( to root for the Marlins, now that Reyes AND Bell are there —- maybe Reyes in a way was holding David back from truly rising to the top on this team, leadership- and showing-by-example-wise. They give Tuefel a lot of credit, but I also think the youth and energy on the team has given him a sense of his own maturity and talent.
It’s a fun ride, like we’re all saying, and you can’t ask for much more than giving us 9 innings every game, and exceeding expectations.
I’m not able to watch the game because I’m working but based on the box score do I have this right?:
- Niese throws six scoreless innings, settling in and getting stronger as the game goes on.
- TC then decides it would be a good time to pinch hit for his lights out starting pitcher with the worst hitter in baseball (sorry but that is what he is right now) who as expected does not come through.
- TC now has to bring in some journeyman reliever who quickly pisses away everything Niese did all afternoon
- and this was all because Niese was about to throw his conveniently round numbered 100th pitch
Way to follow that “book” right off the edge of the cliff TC.