Monday, May 30, 2005

ERV Boxscore for May 29, at St. Louis

Around mid-game, probably just after Johnson was caught stealing to end an inning, I started thinking things like this: "How many consecutive losses could this team suffer before Frank is fired, and would it be too much to recover from and still have a chance at a playoff spot?" But then I reminded myself that, in baseball, things can change, and change quickly. And they did, though we won in the same lean way we've been winning all year.

Looking back, we basically lost three more games than we should have on this road trip. But we can get those back at home with series wins over the Braves and Marlins. Not much breathing room, but we have a shot.

ERV Win: Wilkerson
ERV Loss: Grudzielanek

3 Most Valuable Plays:
(1) Wilkerson's double in the 5th (2.75)
(2) Edmonds HR in the 3rd (1.27)
(3) Grudzielanek's GIDP in the 8th (-1.21)

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At 12:45 PM, Blogger dexys_midnight said...

The answer to your question is: 16 straight or 18 out of 19 or 20 out of 22--your question being how many consecutive losses before Frank is fired. He simply will not be fired by MLB outside an absolute catastrophe. Right now among baseball old-timers (who have no idea what actually wins baseball games), he is viewed as doing an incredible job to have this team at .500.


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