Sunday, March 8, 2009

Fundementals, Guys

Jimmy Rollins with a lead-off double for Team USA against Armando Galarraga (he of the 5.29 tRA last year). Dustin Pedrioa tried to bunt (why!?!) and missed the ball, and Rollins was picked off at second by Venezualan catcher "Razor" Ramon Hernandez. You've got a guy who won the AL MVP last year batting, with Chipper Jones, Kevin Youlikis, and David Wright following him. There is absolutely no reason to play small-ball - especially in the first inning. This line-up should just bludgeon the opposition, and it's not terribly likely that Galarraga will be able to stop them.

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