Monday, May 11, 2009

Fire Bud Black!

Monday May 11, 2009

Fire Bud Black!

Yes I know I have said that before, but I have just finished reading Geoff Young's post today on his blog and I am hopping mad at Black right now.

What got me so angry? This:

Meredith entered the game with one out and the bases loaded, which as I noted in the Ducksnorts 2009 Baseball Annual is not when you want to use him. Here’s an updated look at his numbers in those situations through May 10, 2009:

When Not to Use Cla Meredith, 2007-2009

*Includes third base only, first and third, second and third, and bases loaded.
Runner at third* 111 .446 .477 .565
High-leverage 203 .354 .399 .519
Overall 693 .297 .345 .391

As you can see, Meredith becomes a very different pitcher in pressure situations.

If Black does not know what Meredith's tendencies are he has no business being a manager in the major leagues.

If Black DOES know Meredith's rendencies, WHY would he bring Meredith into 8 games THIS SEASON with runners in scoring position and another 2 in high leverage situations?

Either way Black does not belong in a position where he has to make those calls.

Fire Bud Black! Do it today!

Lopez sent down, Macias called up.

Monday May 11, 2009

Reliever Arturo Lopez was sent down to AAA Portland and outfielder Drew Macias was called up to San Diego after yesterdays game in Houston.

The left handed Lopez had a 19.29 ERA in 4 appearances as a Padre and had given up 7 hits, 3 walks and 5 earned runs in 2.1 innings.

Macias is joining the Padres for his third time this season. He must feel like a yo-yo. Macias, who is known for his exceptional defensive skills, has hit .259 in 25 games for Portland so far this season.