Marlins2003 Posted September 17, 2003 Share Posted September 17, 2003 You had to see this coming. Every interview with Pavano leading up to last night's game had Pavs focusing on the Boston Blowout, it obviously weighed heavily on him. One can only conclude that he's still shell-shocked, still living the nightmare, still lacking the self-esteem needed by a first line starting pitcher. But that's always been part of the Pavano story. After last night's game and the one in Boston one might conclude if we do ultimately make it to the playoffs and go to a four-man rotation, Pavs will be the odd man out. Pavs doesn't s*ck to comment on the posts I suspect are going to abound in response to this one, his many quality performances throughout the year should dispel any notion of that conclusively. But in the big situations he clearly isn't the first guy in line asking for the ball. It's not his arm, it's his head. It's not his desire, its something else. In his defense, not everyone has that special quality that separates the Shillings or the Johnsons or even the Livan Hernandez from the rest of the pack. He is what he is, a quality number five in just about anyone's starting staff. I hope Carl recovers from this, he still has at least two more starts after this. I suspect, although we'll never know, he might have recovered had the Fish gotten him a couple of runs in the first few innings but they blew their chance to get back into the game early. A tough game and no doubt a tough night for all the guys on the team. If history repeats itself, perhaps the Fish fight back and take at least tonight's game from the Phils. Maybe this is what the team needed, a slap across the face to take them to next level on this learning curve they've all been on. Let's hope something positive comes from this. We're still a half game up, we still have one more game to play than the Phillies and we still close against the Mets at home. We just need to show the baseball gods that we are worthy. And we are. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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