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HBT Daily: Burnett and the bats

Oct 19, 2010, 1:35 PM EDT

Matt and I ask whether the Yankees' bats can wake up, whether A.J. Burnett is the right choice and whether the Giants can do a thing against Cole Hamels
  1. Jonny 5 - Oct 19, 2010 at 1:56 PM

    Thank goodness. I was starting to wonder if there was even an NLCS game tonight. All this Yankees talk is cramping my style…. :>P

  2. Utley's Hair - Oct 19, 2010 at 2:12 PM

    Wall-to-wall Wankers-Walkers

  3. Utley's Hair - Oct 19, 2010 at 2:16 PM

    But, Craig, in the spirit of the other post, where in hell has Tiffany been?

  4. Jonny 5 - Oct 19, 2010 at 2:58 PM

    Hey we can do our own pregame pep talk. So, Hair. how do you think Cain will hold up to J-roll and Utley? Jimmy is 6-12 vs Cain so far and Utley is 7 for 15. Was it streakiness or is the kid mince meat tonight?

    • Utley's Hair - Oct 19, 2010 at 3:21 PM

      Definitely mince meat (especially if he pitches the same way he looks like he did in the side-by-side comparative graphic. Where the hell is Cain looking?), but in true Hameltonian run-support fashion, JRoll, Chase and the lineup’s OBP will go for naught today–except for just enough runs to win, since it is the playoffs after all. Cole will shut the Dwarves down, but it’ll be a RISP nightmare again as the Phightins squeak out a win.

      • Jonny 5 - Oct 19, 2010 at 3:54 PM

        I’m thinking since it is the playoffs, Run support may come for Hamels this time. Plus Cain will be minced like meat and go 6 inning at best. What to do about Ross though? He’s a damn thorn in the side of the Phills once again. I say throw him nothing hittable. And never ever throw him anything middle in again if you have to get him out. Ever.

      • Utley's Hair - Oct 19, 2010 at 4:04 PM

        Hopefully the offensive output maintains the momentum from the other night–though I’m not a big believer in game-to-game momentum, per se, especially with a day and 3000 miles in between. As for Ross, absolutely nothing middle in, unless it’s Moyeresque off-speed sandwiched between outside 95ers. But, if you walk him, you walk him.

      • Jonny 5 - Oct 19, 2010 at 4:17 PM

        It’s funny you mentioned Jamie Moyer. Guess who said they’re ready to pitch? yeah.

      • Utley's Hair - Oct 19, 2010 at 4:40 PM

        (Shhh…I’m listening at work–don’t tell my boss!!!!)

      • Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Oct 19, 2010 at 5:21 PM

        Dudes, please do an ATH here tomorrow under Craig’s ATH.

  5. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Oct 19, 2010 at 5:25 PM

    Sorry to beat the Yankees/Burnett dead horse here, but has anyone considered that Burnett may actually be really good tonight or is that just impossible? Every scenario spelled out lately assumes the poor bastard won’t ‘t throw one strike tonight. I know he sucks this year (my fantasy team, ugh), but he still put up some good numbers on a couple starts. He certainly has been good before assuming, you know, he doesn’t slice up his hands before the game or something.

    • Utley's Hair - Oct 19, 2010 at 5:43 PM

      AJ with a good outing? BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!

    • Utley's Hair - Oct 19, 2010 at 5:50 PM

      But, yes, he could have an adequate or even good outing. But the chances of that happening aren’t all that great.

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