May 17, 2004

The Beloved M's

The Beloved M’s managed to take one out the 3 games in the Bronx this weekend. Honestly, I didn’t give them much chance of that. A couple of really, hmm, interesting quotes from BoMel in this morning’s Larry Stone article.

Where we are in the league in home runs is not good," Melvin said. "There are games that have had the effect on us where we get three, four, five hits and score a run, and then they come up and get a walk and a homer. That can wear on you a little bit.

Two things here Mr. Manager: patience and power is the most economical way to score runs, you should know this by now. Second, if it takes you 5 base hits to get a run, something is deeply wrong with your team.

It has an effect on you sometimes," Melvin admitted. "A team can be struggling, not swinging too good. Then someone will make an error, you get a walk, and all of a sudden, a three-run homer. That's something we're really not built to do right now.

Now, if we get an error, the next guy is most likely bunting or hacking away. He’s right though; the M’s are built for that right now. They should have been though, and it may well cost Melvin his job.

Posted by Frinklin at May 17, 2004 04:08 PM
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