Baseball Crank
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April 21, 2005
BASEBALL: Grand Mientkiewicz

Minky goes deep with the bases loaded in the second off Al Leiter, his first career grand slam. I love a 3-run lead with Pedro on the mound.

UPDATE: Make that 6-1 in the second. Leiter just doesn't have it tonight.

7-1, and Cliff Floyd has stolen two bases in one inning. Don't see that every day.

LAST UPDATE: Well, that was satisfying. The radio guys were discussing the fact that we saw little of Pedro's fastball tonight and whether that was because he was pitching on regular (4 days) rest for the first time this season. Hardly mattered, but we'll see how that goes later in the year.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 7:33 PM | Baseball 2005 | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

Hey! Be happy there was a win!! You could be
suffering heartburn from the Reuben aggravated
by a blown save loss!!!
Every since I can remember,I have gone through
what you are saying following the Orioles,Mets
,and Dodgers for a long time.Just take the win

Posted by: Clarence Simmons at April 22, 2005 12:47 PM

We'll also have to see how it goes but Matt Clement was nails last night and has a 2.13 ERA so far. So far losing Pete has not been a big blow and it will probably free us up to do things 100 games into the season. Pete is great to watch though when he has the mojo working. You should enjoy the show because you never no when he could do something spectacular.

Posted by: jim at April 22, 2005 2:29 PM
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