I think Jeff Keppinger may have earned himself some playing time.
It took 24 hours for the Astros to find themselves in an extra inning contest in 2009. Ryan Dempster and Wandy Rodriguez both pitched wellm but neither pitcher was able to figure in a decision.
One pitcher who did was Neal Cotts. Cotts is a serviceable pitcher no doubt, but when its game 2 of the season shouldn't you have your horses out there? How does Carlos Marmol not enter that game to slam the door? It's possible Big Lou was just feeling Cotts out for the long run, and if thats the case I take my comments back. However…we did have an extra long spring training, and the last time I checked a win in April is as good as a win in September.
Whatever. This isn't about stupid moves the Cubs may or may not have made. This is about Jeff Keppinger ripping the Cubs. I've always admired the pinch hitter. That has to be a rough job. It didn't bother Keppinger though. He smashed that pitch and drove in Pudge. I have to think he'll be able to start over Geoff Blum shortly. We shall see.
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