The Electric Commentary

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Sports Notes

Cappy may have lost the vote, but he probably won two games tonight. First and foremost, he dominated the Cubs, pitching a complete game shutout in which he threw under 100 pitches. Cappy was dominant from start to finish, which had the added bonus of resting a weary bullpen. The pen wore itself out in last night's 13 inning win over the Reds, and having a day's rest will probably win the crew at least one more game in this series. It's really a shame that he didn't make the All-Star team. He sports a nifty 3.21 ERA, has only 2 non-quality starts all year, and his super-sweet pickoff move makes him all the more valuable.

Still, the Brewers finally managed to crack .500, and with 3 more against the Cubbies before the break, they can really make some hay this week,

I'm also very happy with the Bucks' trade of T.J. Ford for Charlie Villanueva. I think Villanueva has the potential to be an All-Star in the future, and at worst he'll be a solid presence. Few NBA big men possess his offensive ability and he should only get better. His game is reminiscent of Dirk Nowitzki's game early in his career.

T.J. was a nice player, but his height and his inconsistent offensive game will probably keep him out of the upper echelon.

Wisconsin sports are kicking along nicely right now.

In closing, I really hate penalty kicks, and if no one scores a real goal in Sunday's World Cup final, I might just fall asleep.

1 Comments:

  • I was at the 13 inning game two nights ago. They definately ran out of pitchers and batters. Lots of fun.

    I heard Uek say something about Cappy still having the possibility of making the all star game because somebody got hurt. I forget who.

    By Blogger DannyNoonan, at 8:18 AM  

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