Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Delgado On 3-0 Count

Last night with the Mets up 2-0 late in the game, Delgado was up at the plate with runners on 1st and 2nd. Delgado worked the count to 3-0.

At this point Gary Cohen remarked how Delgado likes to swing 3-0, and Keith & Ron both admitted that they'd let him swing. It's at this point that I screamed at my TV and wondered if they were watching the same year Delgado was having that I was.

Of course, Delgado swung at probably the worst 3-0 pitch I've ever seen which would have been ball 4 and loaded the bases with one out. Sure Delgado ended up crushing a ball to right field that was almost a home run, but almost is not enough.

I assume Delgado swung on his own. I'm hoping Willie Randolph didn't give Delgado the green light because that would be a poor managerial decision. Willie has got to stop acting like Delgado is in a slump because he's not. This is the year he's having and we need to deal with it. The guy can't turn on an inside fastball to save his life.

Is it Delgado's fault the Mets lost? Absolutely not. But it would have been a different scenario with the bases loaded, 1 out, and Lo Duca and Chavez to follow.

No more swinging 3-0, Mr. Delgado.

1 comment:

bryan said...

Just bad baseball.