Friday, May 25, 2007

Location, Location, Location!

Last night's three straight strikeouts by Padres pitcher Chris Young of DeRosa, Lee and Ramirez was frustrating as hell but some credit does have to go to this young pitcher from San Diego. When all the Cubs needed was a fly ball to the outfield to push across another run, Chris Young's pitch selection and location made it difficult for the Cubs hitters to elevate the ball.

In the past few weeks I've seen Cub pitchers in two similar situations, although not in as dire of straights as having a man on third with no outs, pitch up in the strike zone. I mean the catcher is actually calling for the ball up in the strike zone, WTF? I don't know if it's the redneck's call or the pitch location came from the dugout, but in both instances the opposing hitter was able to get a fly ball into the outfield and drive in a run.

I would sure like to know who is making these calls, wouldn't you?

Is it tweedle-dee...

or tweeddle-dum?

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