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Gameday Thread, #9: 4/9 vs.Dodgers


Hiroki Kuroda
RHP, 1-0, 1.29


Micah Owings
RHP, 1-0, 1.35 preview [opens in new window]

Just a quick post here: wanted to do a bit more, but time ran out [actually, one of our other websites got hacked, so been clearing that up all my spare time this morning!] Couple of quick stats. Even as we lead the league with 6.25 runs/game, we haven't been particularly lucky or clutch. Our batting average on balls in play is .284, slightly below the NL average at .289; and with runners in scoring position, we're just hitting .254, only fractionally above the league mean of .250. That's fine by me: those kind of things tend to even out over the course of a season.

The series in our pocket, Micah goes to the hill. The last couple of days have been a bit of an emotional roller-coaster for the team, I've no doubt: be nice to finish off another sweep of a divisional rival though. Kuroda was, however, pretty much as advertised last time out, and I don't expect it to be easy. On the other hand. I though starting Davis last night was a bad idea, so what do I know? :-) My commenting will be limited, due to work, but I'll pop in during my lunch-break and see how things are going.