First, the top of our lineup's slump. I'm so tired of hearing how many of them are slow starters, they'll get it going, blah, blah, blah. It's May now. Let's go ahead and GET it going, k? I can't stomach too many more feeble GIDP. The bottom of our lineup, while performing more than admirably, can't carry us all season.
Second, these stinking games in which one bad inning does us in, usually highlighted (lowlighted) by a poor defensive play. Once again today, what was essentially an error (but scored a hit) by Raburn, costs us 5 runs. That should have been out number three. Miner had just done a brilliant job getting Sizemore to strike out. Then the inning's extended and ka-blowey, a five run lead evaporates.
The euphoria inspired by Adam Everett's slam is quickly replaced by a sickening knot deep in my gut.
Now, that being said, we did pull off the W today. So, for that, I am thankful. But I do hope we can resolve the aforementioned items of concern.