Extra Innings: 07/17/07
Marz’s thoughts: The Phillies and Mets have to go out west. It is a prime example of good pitching beating good hitting. Philly and New York each have good offensive clubs but they were each shut down by teams in LA and San Diego that have upper tier pitching. It is because of this that I think that the Wild Card will come out of the West. Between the Dodgers and Padres…one will win the division and the other will take the wild card.
P.S. – Billy "The Fly" Sample would make the perfect wrestler with those sunglasses he had on today. He looked just like a fly with the bug eyes and his finishing move would be the Swatter!
Cuch’s thoughts: So Scott Olsen gets suspended by the Marlins for two games without pay and we are more confused. What is Olsen’s deal? He has already been reprimanded for giving an obscenity to the crowd in Milwaukee. Clearly, Fredi Gonzalez is trying to cut off something at the pass and hopefully he figures it out. The Marlins have one of the most talented young staffs, however – Willis and Olsen have underperformed…Johnson was hurt and Sanchez settled down too. If they get back on track, they will compete!
P.S. – To answer the big question left unanswered today…it was the green death flavor