Thursday, April 14, 2005

Proof that Orel is a genius?



I think the standing ovation last night proved what we all knew all along: Texas does not wish Chan Ho Park failure. We do not hope he does poorly. We want him to do well. We want him to prove his worth. But he does so seldomly, and that is why last night will not make many believers. We are still skeptics until he proves it time and time again. But last night was sweet. Allow me to prove it:


Los Angeles - Top of 1st
Chan Ho Park pitching for Texas

-Chan Ho Park pitches to Darin Erstad
-D Erstad struck out swinging.
-Chan Ho Park pitches to Jeff DaVanon
-J DaVanon grounded out to second.
-Chan Ho Park pitches to Vladimir Guerrero
-V Guerrero flied out to center.

0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors Los Angeles 0, Texas 0

Los Angeles - Top of 2nd
Chan Ho Park pitching for Texas

-Chan Ho Park pitches to Garret Anderson
-G Anderson struck out looking.
-Chan Ho Park pitches to Steve Finley
-S Finley struck out swinging.
-Chan Ho Park pitches to Orlando Cabrera
-O Cabrera struck out swinging.

0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors Los Angeles 0, Texas 0


Los Angeles - Top of 3rd
Chan Ho Park pitching for Texas

-Chan Ho Park pitches to Bengie Molina
-B Molina flied out to right.
-Chan Ho Park pitches to Maicer Izturis
-M Izturis struck out looking.
-Chan Ho Park pitches to Chone Figgins
-C Figgins homered to right.
-Chan Ho Park pitches to Darin Erstad
-D Erstad struck out swinging.

1 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors Los Angeles 1, Texas 0

Los Angeles - Top of 4th
Chan Ho Park pitching for Texas

-Chan Ho Park pitches to Jeff DaVanon
-J DaVanon flied out to left.
-Chan Ho Park pitches to Vladimir Guerrero
-V Guerrero grounded out to third.
-Chan Ho Park pitches to Garret Anderson
-G Anderson grounded out to second.

0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors Los Angeles 1, Texas 1

Los Angeles - Top of 5th
Chan Ho Park pitching for Texas

-Chan Ho Park pitches to Steve Finley
-S Finley flied out to right.
-Chan Ho Park pitches to Orlando Cabrera
-O Cabrera doubled to deep right center.
-Chan Ho Park pitches to Bengie Molina
-B Molina grounded into fielder's choice to pitcher, O Cabrera out at third.
-Chan Ho Park pitches to Maicer Izturis
-M Izturis grounded out to first.

0 Runs, 1 Hits, 0 Errors Los Angeles 1, Texas 1

Los Angeles - Top of 6th
Chan Ho Park pitching for Texas

-Chan Ho Park pitches to Chone Figgins
-C Figgins flied out to right.
-Chan Ho Park pitches to Darin Erstad
-D Erstad walked.
-Chan Ho Park pitches to Jeff DaVanon
-J DaVanon grounded out to first, D Erstad to second.
-Chan Ho Park pitches to Vladimir Guerrero
-V Guerrero flied out to center.

0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors Los Angeles 1, Texas 5

Los Angeles - Top of 7th
Chan Ho Park pitching for Texas

-Chan Ho Park pitches to Garret Anderson
-G Anderson grounded out to first.
-Chan Ho Park pitches to Steve Finley
-S Finley singled to center.
-Chan Ho Park pitches to Orlando Cabrera
-O Cabrera doubled to right, S Finley to third.
-Chan Ho Park pitches to Bengie Molina
-B Molina doubled to deep right, S Finley and O Cabrera scored.
-Chan Ho Park pitches to Maicer Izturis
-M Izturis grounded out to second, B Molina to third.
-R Mahay relieved C Park.
-Ron Mahay pitches to Chone Figgins
-C Figgins struck out swinging.

2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors Los Angeles 3, Texas 6


His line last night: 6.2ip, 5h, 3er, 1bb, 6k - W

Chan Ho Park has a career ERA at the Ballpark of 6.75. I reviewed all of his 25 starts at the Ballpark last night during the game, and came up with 3 other nights that could be debated at his finest start in Arlington:

8/28/02 vs Balt: 7.0ip, 7h, 2er, 2bb, 8k – W
9/2/02 vs Hou: 6.2ip, 8h, 1er, 2bb, 7k – W
8/26/04 vs Min: 6.0ip, 4h, 2er, 3bb, 4k - W

Of course, with the exception of last August’s start against the Twins, they were all in unimportant situations. Last night was not. That was a very important win to keep the Angels from sweeping the Rangers in Arlington. Well done, for once.

Did you see ESPN’s graphic comparing Nelson’s Mavs to AJ’s Mavs?

Here is a dramatic re-enactment: (stats do not include last night)

Category --- Nelson -- Avery
Opp Pts --- 98.0 -- 91.2
Opp FG --- 44.1 -- 41.9
Record --- 42-22 -- 11-2



Links:

Texas 7, Los Angeles of Anaheim in California 5

Colishaw on Park

Mavs 95, Sonics 90

Adam moved his Rangers Blog, to this new address: lonestarball.com






Liverpool shocks and moves through to the Champions League semi-finals

And now must tangle with Chelsea ….


The first game is at Stamford Bridge on April 27, with the return at Anfield on May 3. The second leg should be a raucous night on Merseyside with much of the focus, inevitably, on Gerrard. The Liverpool captain turned down a move to Stamford Bridge last summer and remains top of Roman Abramovich’s shopping list. Would a place in the European Cup final, at Chelsea’s expense, persuade him to stay? That and much more will be discussed in a frenzied build-up but, last night, Liverpool were entitled to savour their success. Progress under Benítez has not always been easy to trace, particularly with some poor domestic performances, but they were wonderfully committed and organised against Juventus. The manager’s decision to use a back three was fully vindicated and although there was no individual performance to match Roy Keane’s extraordinary heroics of six years ago, Xabi Alonso was immense. “To beat Juventus makes me very proud,” Benítez said. “We know we are inconsistent, but we have confidence in the Champions League games. You can’t doubt the spirit.”


Soccer = good. Firing flares at soccer player = bad

One of the most curious figures in the draft - Adrian Mcpherson ready for draft

Thanks to Meredith on this: A-Rod humor abounds

Click and Scroll down: Funny Rap pictures



Tyson appears shorter than opponent

6 comments:

Fanom, UK said...

The Milan derby match was shocking to watch. Italy has a real problem with soccer fans and judging by the police reaction to the flares being thrown on the pitch I don't think things are going to get better anytime soon. We have problems with soccer fans here in England, but most of the trouble happens outside the ground and rarely (Eric Cantona exception here) involves the players. The Italians have been out of control for a while, I heard a story that a fan smuggled a motorised scooter in to a game, set in on fire and threw it from the stands. Clever.

Big Daddy said...

Yep, the scooter was actually in the San Siro, but didn't quite make it to the pitch.

I'm pretty sure Inter is going to get a European ban from all of this

Clint in Arlington said...

Anything positive out of 박찬호 is a welcome bonus...

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For Tom Hicks. babyarm.

TheTone said...

Liverpool played great, but when it comes to Chelsea, I hear the jub jub whistle

Jared in Irving said...

Comments are dwindling again, Sturm's mailbox must be full again.

Perhaps he needs to chastize people again.

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