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Where we endeavor to stay positive about the 2011 Mets…

Ollie Update

Posted by JD on April 22, 2009

Not much to dwell on here. Good Ollie and Bad Ollie played tug of war, with Bad Ollie eventually triumphing when a misplay by Daniel Murphy got to Good Ollie. The final line: 4 and 2/3 innings pitched, 6 hits, 4 runs (all earned), 5 walks, 4 K’s, .533 strike %. On the plus side, he did bat 1.000, with a walk and a clutch (gasp!) 2-out hit that started a rally.

Not much to write about here.  Ollie had his moments but ultimately failed to get the job done.  Yes, he was victimized by a questionable call at first and some shaky fielding, but he’s got to get out of that fifth inning.

Nobody said that driving the Ollie bandwagon would be easy, but this eternal optimist remains undaunted…for now.

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2 Responses to “Ollie Update”

  1. Darknova said

    I would have to disagree with the statement that there’s a good Ollie and a bad Ollie. It’s usually not that cut and dry with him. It’s usually Ollie walking a tightrope, and he usually falls off that rope. The question is how badly will he fall? I’m really souring on him. He really seems to have no clue what’s going on out there.

    And the batting averages against him for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd times through the order are extremely telling. He has the stuff, but he just needs to focus more on keeping track of his pitch sequences and what the hitters are looking for. Now that probably should be put partly on the catchers, as well, but he should be able to call his own game after 7 (8?) years in the bigs.

    • jd1877 said

      My reasoning for going with Good Ollie and Bad Ollie is that I feel it’s a matter of concentration. He comes up big in important games but is all over the place in other, less important games. I just want to see him apply the same focus to all his starts. I believe he’s trying, and I think it will come together for him. I just hope it’s with the Mets.

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