Jul 03

VenomStrikes.com: Final Boarding Call To Reno


I’m up past my bedtime to write this, but I’m too angry to sleep. In case you weren’t watching, the Arizona Diamondbacks found a way to lose another game to a horrible baseball team. Finally Wade Miley was presentable as a pitcher, but the pen coughed up another one. Mets 5, D’backs 4 in 13 innings…..

Now for my real concerns. I know that I have joked about it in the past, but seriously, send David Hernandez to Reno. What good does it serve to keep him with the team right now? I feel like the team is saying that the only way for Hernandez to re-group is to have him pitch in more big league, high-stress situations. WRONG! David had a solid year in, ehh, let’s say 2007 and some of 2009. However, we are relying on him like it’s still ’07 and I’m getting frustrated. I understand that Hernandez didn’t cost us the entire game tonight, but for being effective as a relief pitcher, he is far from it. The key word is “relief” pitcher, not “make smoke come from Christians’ ears” pitcher. Also, I get the sense from Hernandez that he is un-phased by his ineptness right now. He will talk to the media and joke, but when he is asked to get an out, well……On second thought, how about we send Hernandez to Visalia and make him start all over.