Eric Byrnes is starting today! And against a right-handed pitcher at that! Can it be that Jeff DaVanon has officially been declared cooled-off since he’s gone 3-23? (And didn’t make a catch last night I know Byrnesie would have?)
Byrnesie’s batting 7th today. That’s better than 8th because he’ll get a little bit of protection with someone other than the pitcher batting behind him. But shall we have a vote as to where he should bat? Has any manager known where to put him?
He just hit an RBI single. A low line drive with runners at the corners. I keep saying that he’s a line drive hitter. After he did that, the Giants announcers said that Byrnes lifetime in the Giants’ park is .410 with 3 hrs and 9 RBI. How he doesn’t start every game in that park, regardless of who is pitching, is beyond me.
Byrnesie was stranded at second as the Snakes loaded the bases but the pitcher hit into a double play. No apologies from me, purists, over the fact that I like the DH.
R.I.P. Steve Howe, the pitcher brought low by drug addiction. He was killed in an auto accident at 48.