13 thoughts on “MY GOD I HATE GRYBOSKI!!!!”

  1. Gryboski is what he is. He doesn’t strike anyone out; he comes into the game and either walks people or gives up ground balls. Except when he gets rocked by Rob Mackowiak. *sigh*

  2. The worst thing is that Bobby is going to make excuses again, like “He got the ground balls he wanted, they were just perfectly placed”, and stuff like that. Someone needs to tell him that that’s what happens if you don’t strike anyone out.

  3. I do hate Gryboski, but he got two consecutive groundballs that should have been the last two outs in the inning.

  4. Oh good. Here’s Juan Cruz, just in time.

    Kevin Gryboski does one thing well, prevent home runs. He can’t strike anyone out. If given the chance, I think he could walk the bases loaded against Mike Hessman, Dewane Wise, and Jesse Garcia. Given his one true skill, I propose the Gryboski Rule. The Gryboski Rule is that Grybo can pitch until tying run is on. At that point he must be removed. He’s not going to allow the game to be won with one swing of the bat, but his collective crappiness virtually guarantees that runners on base will score.

  5. And (still) another thing: why are we insisting on this suboptimal lineup arrangement? Andruw is no Pujols, but he has a >.800 OPS, and Estrada is in line to bat about .100 with RISP over the second half of the year. I mean, I guess maybe he gets a pass because of his high batting average. But putting him behind LaRoche? *sigh*

  6. I have another idea: Since he’s basically useless, how about simply releasing him? And then trying to make a deal for a lefty reliever?

  7. Errors are what lost this game. Plain and simple. Evreyone knows you can’t give the other team extra outs and get away with it every time. Smoltz did it the other night, but not too many games ago, he was a victim of bad defense.

  8. “Errors are what lost this game. Plain and simple. Evreyone knows you can’t give the other team extra outs and get away with it every time. Smoltz did it the other night, but not too many games ago, he was a victim of bad defense.”

    Errors can only happen when you put the ball in play. Gryboski puts the ball in play more than any other pitcher on the team. In fact, contrary to the TBS “wisdom” his high groundball/flyball ratio worsens the effect since grounders are more likely to be hits than flyballs. When you put men on base, you need to put someone in who strikes people out, which means ABG (anyone but Gryboski).

    It should be noted that Estrada doesn’t make two errors if Andruw and Furcal don’t make spectacular plays/throws to give Estrada the opportunity to make outs at the plate.

    This loss in on Bobby 100%. Grybo did what he does best: put the ball in play. Bobby should know better by now.

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