Thursday, August 11, 2005

Take Back The Fork! 

It's not supposed to be like this, you know. This Diamondbacks squad is just supposed to roll over and give up. Go on a nice 9-game losing streak that finally ends any of these delusions of playing meaningful games in September.

They're not done yet, folks.

Oh, sure for seven innings today it sure looked that way. Wasting a great performance by Brandon Webb, unable to push their lumpy mashed potatoes across the plate, let alone runners.

And then -- BOOM! -- Chad Tracy with a homerun to tie the game and -- SUPERBOOM! -- Troy Glaus with a 2-run homerun. Valverde throws the high heat (97 MPH on at least one pitch) as the new "official" closer in the ninth, and the Diamondbacks escape with a 3-1 win over the Marlins.

With the Padres win, the Diamondbacks are still 4 games out of first, but they're heading into an Atlanta series without a pitcher that puts absolute fear into me (though Jorge Sosa's record and ERA are somewhat daunting). Of course, the Braves could probably say the same thing about our squad.

I'll try to follow the games, but it may be hard, to say nothing of blogging. Back on Monday.

In the meantime, have a good weekend and Go Diamondbacks!

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