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Tuesday, October 19, 2004

And one more thing

No way Lieber pitches the same way again tonight. He is known as a journeyman for a reason.
Watch out for two things: weather (it is going to suck tonight -- better for rugby than baseball) and fatigue. This game could be ugly right from the start. You know the stats -- 26 innings, more than 850 pitches, 13 pitchers, blah, blah, blah. In any other sport, performance expectations would be low given the fact that these guys (both teams) are playing the equivalent of 4 games in about 48 hours. Sorry, but given that all of them are probably wrung out emotionally and physically, this will be a game where pitching is likely to be more dominant and important than ever.
Let's hope Schilling is not all balls and bluster . . . (see my last post).