Originally Posted by 'Hamas' Jenkins
Kelly got the two worst calls of the day (for the starters), but a zone like that helps a pitcher like Liriano far more than Kelly, because you can't take marginal pitches, which means you have to swing at sliders that are bending significantly out of the zone. Similarly, a wind blowing 40 mph out would help the Braves more than the Cardinals, even though the Cardinals have a better offense top to bottom.
The missed ball four on Holliday was particularly damaging after the Beltran homer. Instead of first and third with not outs or first and second you have one on one out. That could have been a big inning. That said, take care of business tomorrow and I like our chances in 5.
Also, could we bump the regular season thread and let this rally killer fade into the abyss?