Marty Lurie Talks San Francisco Giants Baseball

Chavez Hit May be Painful

The A’s won the game last night, but Eric Chavez took a Damaso Marte pitch right on his hand leaving the game with a bruise and a trip to the X Ray machine.

More news on his condition today.

The White Sox are a much improved team and crush the ball from the right side. If they could get some high on base percentage hitters in front of their power hitters, they may have a lineup that resembles the early season Angels.

Esteban Loaiza wasn’t his sharpest last night as many balls were hit hard, then turned into long outs.

The A’s bullpen was excellent until Chad Bradford stayed in beyond what he is accustomed to. Frank Thomas took him deep to make the score 4-3 A’s. Jim Mecir hung a screwball to Jose Valentin and that tied the score with two out in the ninth.

Justin Duchsecherer who will be the closer before too much longer completely dominated the Sox until Bobby Kielty homered from the right side off of lefty Neal Cotts in the 12th to end the game.

Today it will be quick. Mark Buehrle and Mark Mulder don’t throw games that last more than two hours and change. The weather is good so expect some homers. Buehrle has gotten rocked in the Coliseum before so I expect this one will be the A’s game today.

The Angels must be concerned about Bartolo Colon and Troy Percival. Both got hit hard last night even though the Angels hung on to win the game. How much longer until Frankie Rodriguez is closing for Anaheim?

Today Pedro and Jarrod Washburn under balmy skies in Anaheim. Seems like good weather will agree with Pedro and his one or two relievers that will undoubtedly follow him.

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The Mets have the Phillies number. Tom Glavine might be having his best season in years and he goes tonight against Randy Wolf. The Phils are still looking for a consistent offense at the top of the order. Not having Billy Wagner in the pen isn’t helping either.

Matt Clement and Roger Clemens in Wrigley. Excellent game and the Houston pen did the job last night after Todd Walker opened the door for the winning rally with a two out error in the eighth.

Doug Waechter has given up so many homers I have lost count. After hitting five last night Minnesota should crush the ball against this young pitcher who has good stuff but catches too many bats.

RA Dickey tries once again to get back on track. Cleveland has had a good homestand, but their pen is in there every night and it should catch up with them this morning. Jake Westbrook is inconsistent so you don’t know how this one will end up. But I say runs will be plentiful.

One of these days the Orioles will outscore the Yankees. Today is the day with Eric Dubose against Jose Contreras.

Mike Hampton is 1-5 but has pitched extremely well his last few starts. With the Phils and Marlins floundering around, the Braves are getting their confidence back.

Chris Carpenter has been very strong and the Cards are locked in at the dish. Scott Rolen got beaned last night so his status today may be doubtful. Rolen is having an MVP season.

Edwin Jackson is back with LA. The Brewers better be patient because if they let this young man get comfortable he can be dominating. Dodgers hope for six innings in his first start of the year.

Giants find a way against the Big Unit. It always looks like a mismatch until Barry Bonds creates some rally that beats Johnson. Bigger question is what does Brett Tomko have tonight.

June 2nd, almost one third there.


1 Dave { 06.02.04 at 2:39 pm }

Looks like the hit will be painful for at least 6-8 weeks, and especially if Bobby Kielty bats cleanup like he does today. This type of thing has never happened to Chavez, and who knows what that could do to his annual second half surge.
Roberto Alomar’s been out since April 20th since he also broke his fifth metacarpal bone, and was cleared for “light baseball activity” as of 5/27. Hopefully Chavez can recover quickly, but I don’t think how much he’s worked out will help a broken hand.

2 Anonymous { 06.02.04 at 3:10 pm }

Chavez will be out for two months, the A’s need a number three hitter plus a third baseman who can pick it. With the three lefties pitching there are many many chances at third. So who’s available? You tell me.

3 Anonymous { 06.02.04 at 3:49 pm }

Aaron Boone maybe?

4 Anonymous { 09.22.07 at 1:14 pm }

5 Anonymous { 09.22.07 at 1:51 pm }

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