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Postby bell » Tue May 11, 2004 10:00 pm

The rocky adventures of Elmer Dessens continue tonight. First inning he leaves the bases loaded, giving up one run. This appears to Elmer's last dance. Take note friends that there should be a spot opening up in the Arizona rotation after tonight.

Bon voyage.

Sayonara.

Ciao.

Adios.

Good riddance. :-t
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Postby Amazinz » Tue May 11, 2004 10:56 pm

Well Dessens ends up looking pretty good (Mets offense has that effect on pitchers :-b) and Leiter looks bad. :-/
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Postby bell » Tue May 11, 2004 11:13 pm

You have to wait for Elmer to fall apart around the 75 pitch mark.
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Postby Hyde » Wed May 12, 2004 12:59 am

What's funny is that Elmer had an easy win tonight, but he couldn't go 5 innings. They pulled him after 4 2/3. I didn't see what happened, but if they didn't have the bases loaded they shouldn't have pulled him, you have to let the guy try to get 1 more out so he can get the win.
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Postby Registered_Guest » Wed May 12, 2004 1:10 am

Elmer's time should be glued to the bullpen from now on.

Getting rid of Daigle wouldn't be a bad idea either.
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Postby bell » Wed May 12, 2004 1:14 am

Hyde wrote:What's funny is that Elmer had an easy win tonight, but he couldn't go 5 innings. They pulled him after 4 2/3. I didn't see what happened, but if they didn't have the bases loaded they shouldn't have pulled him, you have to let the guy try to get 1 more out so he can get the win.

You must not be familiar Elmer Dessens. The guy can barely go five innings, and he has yet to pitch six innings in one game this season.

And tonight was no different. Elmer's pitch count already reached the nineties in the fifth inning. He gave up two runs that inning to cut Arizona's lead from four runs to two runs, and there were runners on second and third. This is the kind of situation he puts himself and the team into every time he pitches. Expect Brenly to say the F-word: Fossum.
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Postby Lofunzo » Wed May 12, 2004 2:40 am

Why is he still even on the team??
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Postby bell » Wed May 12, 2004 2:53 am

Lofunzo wrote:Why is he still even on the team??

That's a good question. I'd say pretty much because we don't have a deep enough rotation this year to cut him loose. Fossum and Good are really the only other pitchers that are capable of starting. Edgar Gonzalez hasn't been doing anything down in Triple A. Oscar's not only on the DL, but he's been essentially converted to a reliever. Randolph can start, but take a look at his K to BB ratios; startling.

Last year we had the depth, but so far this year we don't have the luxury.
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Postby Lofunzo » Wed May 12, 2004 3:01 am

I know that he's hurt but I liked the little that I saw of Capuano last year. :-?
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Postby mtarail » Wed May 12, 2004 3:02 am

Well said. Obviously if they could take out Daigle and get him more seasoning and move Dessens to middle relief then they would. It would be nice not to have to rely on a guy like Sparks in your rotation either, but they don't have that luxury.
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