Friday, April 1, 2011
By Jeff Flinn - Contributor

Thumbs UP
  • Weaver was his usual dominant self. I'm glad the Halos got just enough runs for him to win the game.
  • Hunter and Mathis had huge home runs, and Torii's is still orbiting.
  • Mathis started off 2010 like this, but then after 2 weeks it totally unraveled starting with the wrist injury.
  • Bourjos continues to show great range, and legged a bunt single into an unofficial triple courtesy of 2 hurried KC throws.
  • Torii had a great sliding catch, and might just have a big season now that he's only covering only 1 position instead of 3 positions simultaneously.
  • Izturis had 2 hits including a clutch single, now can he stay healthy for a whole season to utilize the clutch hitting?
  • Michael Kohn has some moxie on the mound, as he showed in September. He hung a pitch but got away with it.
  • Walden only made 5 pitches, but continues to show why he maybe should assume the closer role at some point in 2011.

Thumbs DOWN

  • The Halos left the bases loaded in the first, although not loaded until 2 outs, and left too may on base throughout the game.
  • Hisanori Takahashi pitched like Arnold Takahashi of Happy Days. It was just his first game as a Halos pitcher, but hopefully he doesn't repeat today too often.
  • Rodney was..Rodney, made everyone sweat even though he threw 17 strikes and just 9 balls.
  • The rest is just for you Jepsen. I haven't seen a Halos pitcher so unwilling to pitch tight since Ken Tatum after beaning Paul Blair in 1970.
Love to hear what you think!

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