Marty Lurie Talks San Francisco Giants Baseball

Rangers Showed the Thunder, Angel's Bats Slow

Texas showed what could happen when they get effective pitching as they knocked off the Angels Sunday night.

The Angels didn’t do themselves any favors by falling behind and then needing a comeback from the Rally Monkey.

Click below for more on that game and today’s openersTroy Glaus has no power right now. It was painfully obvious watching him swing the bat. He knocked a couple of balls up the middle, but his swing was noticeably uncomfortable all night. The big guy is frustrated as he made an error in the field also. His sore wrist presents a major problem for the Halos.

John Lackey didn’t have much, Texas can hit and they did. Juan Gonzalez and A Rod will both have big years, which means trouble for the division.

Not that Terxas will win, but after a series with these guys your pitching staff may resemble what is left after a weekend in Coors Field.

Aaron Fultz threw well, Cordero even better, then Urbina closed the game with a flourish. If Urbina has command of his change up, he will be very tough.

Texas needed this one because the next starter Chan Ho Park has struggled everywhere but Dodger Stadium and this game is 50 miles from his favorite park.

Pundits are all over the Pirates. Much of their chance for any success rides on the right arm of Kris Benson, today’s starter. Playing in The Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati today, the Reds will make quick work of Benson and the Pirates. Jimmy Haynes gets the Reds off to a win in game one.

Pedro gets to pitch against his favorite punching bag, the Devil Rays, keep your eyes peeled for a low hit game. In fact, Lou Piniella will breathe a sigh of relief when his team gets its first hit in the game.

Can the Twins hit lefties? Mike Maroth of Detroit will be their first test of the season. Brad Radke gives up homers, but the Tigers don’t hit many.

Kevin Millwood is a true number one guy. If the Phillies had a manager other than Larry Bowa I’d feel better about their chances. It is a long season and Bowa better have patience because there will be losing streaks for this team.

Kerry Wood may or may not be over his inner ear problems. If he is he, will spoil the debut of Tom Glavine today in New York. If Wood isn’t right, the Mets will out hit the Cubs and turn it over to Armando Benitez and company, the bull pen being Art Howe’s strength on the team.

The NL East is such a close division that if the Mets stay close until July 31st help may be on the way. This may be one of the best races in the majors this season. Everyone can beat everyone else in any match up and that means 90 wins could win the division.

The Rocket goes for 294 today against Roy Halladay in Toronto. Great match up, the best of opening day. If Toronto makes this game a game of bull pens, which it will, Cliff Politte and Kelvim Escobar will ruin Clemens 2003 debut.

It’s only game one, but already the wheels are spinning.

Remember there is along way to go, so just enjoy the ride, it gets better every day.


There are no comments yet...

Kick things off by filling out the form below.

You must log in to post a comment.