Saturday, May 05, 2007

The Delicate Flower Has Wilted

John Patterson, who seemed to be throwing a lot more sliders than usual (and who wasn't helped at all by an utterly worthless Felipe Lopez), left today's game in the top of the 3rd with an injury.

Perhaps the slope of the mound wasn't to his liking? Perhaps he was feeling gassy? The onset of Whooping Cough? Perhaps his face is broken?

Or maybe his arm really is hurt, which would explain the way he's pitched since day 1 of spring training. Nah... couldn't be that.


  • The bottom of the 3rd may have been the worst baseball I have seen in sometime--but in a Lionel Richie, "Can't Slow Down"-circa 1986-bad music its so good-kind of way.

    When Patterson left with the bases loaded on a 3-1 count-the four walks by Speigner for 3 runs, including a walk to the pitcher--was majestic.

    Nicely done. I kid because I love.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/05/2007 3:08 PM  

  • Chris, I'm beginning to believe you hate freedom too.

    Patterson is just building arm strength, OK? Now enjoy your Nationals baseball and don't worry your pretty head about it.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/05/2007 3:44 PM  

  • Wilting Flower?

    Not Jesus Flores!!!

    Nice work, bro!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/05/2007 3:51 PM  

  • Chris,

    Was it part of the PLAN to have fans so frustrated that start abusing each other?

    This team is much worse than advertised by Stan and Manny Acta seems powerless, he seems to just sit back and take it......I guess just glad to have the job?

    By Blogger JayB, at 5/05/2007 5:03 PM  

  • You sure are a real compassionate guy, aren't you? Patterson has been working tremendously hard to come back from the nerve surgery he had last July, as I'm sure you well know. His last outing, against the Padres when he outpitched Jake Peavy, was "terrific" according to Don Sutton, and Ray Knight called it "tremendous". He has not given up and now has another injury to deal with. You may think you are being cute and witty when you run Patterson down like this but I think you are being very juvenile and showing your ignorance. Why don't you give him a break for a change? He is doing the best he can and your kicking him when he is down doesn't help, though it must make you feel good.

    By Blogger Unknown, at 5/05/2007 7:51 PM  

  • the four walks by Speigner for 3 runs, including a walk to the pitcher--was majestic.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/05/2007 7:53 PM  

  • You're new around here, aren't you?

    By Blogger Chris Needham, at 5/05/2007 7:53 PM  

  • I'm calling it. The season's over. What, too soon?

    Oh, and Mr. Patterson, you forgot to sign your 7:51 post.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/05/2007 9:56 PM  

  • The big question is, who is the liar, Kasten or Soriano? My guess is that the liar is Kasten. If a contract offer was made to Soriano, he would have no reason to lie about it.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/05/2007 9:58 PM  

  • John Patterson is the second coming of the O's great hypochondriac, Ben McDonald. At least McDonald had 78 career wins while Patterson will be lucky if he sees 20.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/05/2007 10:06 PM  

  • Patterson, LOL

    I've been saying this guy's a worthless turd for 1 and 1/2 years now. Release him... for all that is holy!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/05/2007 10:54 PM  

  • And another thing, where the fuck is the kettle corn?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/06/2007 12:07 AM  

  • The kettle corn is stuck in Stan Kasten's ass.

    That, or, the kettle corn is staying home because Uncle Teddy is late with its paycheck.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/06/2007 12:32 AM  

  • You're right, it's all a conspiracy. Ted Lerner and Stan Kasten are in cahoots to kill baseball for the last time in DC. In 5 years, they'll move the team to Las Vegas, and salt the earth so that baseball can never ever take root in DC again.

    It's either that, or Ted Lerner and Stan Kasten are the reincarnated ghosts of Calvin Griffith and Bob Short, respectively.

    By Blogger Rocket1124, at 5/06/2007 12:58 AM  

  • Regardless of what anyone thinks about the PLAN, Kasten, Bowden,the Lerners (hopefully, they are the Learners)or anyone else, we should all give credit to the whole bunch for innovation. Maybe never in the history of MLB has a team gone through an off-season and into spring training without knowing any of the spots in the starting rotation. All 5 spots were up for grabs! The only possibly pinned-down slot was the staff's presumed Ace, John Patterson, who was coming off an injury that would have made him a very uncertain 5th-spot hopeful on most clubs.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/06/2007 8:55 AM  

  • Bigger wussbag: John Patterson or Rich Harden? Discuss.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/06/2007 1:48 PM  

  • How accurate are those 130 loss predictions looking now?

    Here's who I'd keep for next year if I owned this putrid club:

    Zimmerman (assuming he's not too shellshocked by then)

    Johnson (assuming he CAN come back)

    Hill, Flores, Church

    The rest are just so much expendable flotsam and jetsam.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/06/2007 9:26 PM  

  • I won't even keep those guys, I'm trying to kill baseball in DC ... FOREVER!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/06/2007 10:03 PM  

  • Attention Chicken Little Nationals Fans... report the Wilson Bridge immediately.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/06/2007 10:04 PM  

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