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.