If a walking Native American is paddling his canoe across the Sahara Desert and has a flat tire, then how many pancakes does it take to cover a red dog house?
Those who can solve that riddle may be able to figure out what goes on with this team.
One important take from our ditty of the day is the word “walking.” Getting walks is good. Giving walks is bad.
Julio Teheran experienced a Phil Neikro deja vu. As in “I pitched this good and we still got beat?” 7 innings, 11 K’s and 1 BB. Gave up 1 run and left with a tie.
El Oso Blanco returned to the lineup. A one day triple slash of .333 / .500 / .667. Yes, we missed you Ursa Major, Evan Gattis.
Craig Kimbrel seems to be showing the younger guys in the pen how to pitch. Kimbrel can’t throw a fastball for a strike in the 9th (but keeps runs off the board) and then Shae Simmons tries to do the same thing in the 10th.
This offense is offensive. 6 hits and 3 walks turned into 1 run. Just one more itsy bitsy run in regulation and that gets it.