I’m typing this post in the bottom of the 8th inning. Manny Ramirez just hit his second homer of the night and the Dodgers appear headed to a victory over San Francisco. It’s 9-5 as I type.
If we hold on, Los Angeles’ magic number drops to five. Arizona won tonight at Colorado.
The Giants had chances to break the game open in the early innings, but left a lot of runners on base — thank goodness.
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Iowa and Iowa State both lost their football games today. No big surprise, really considering both teams were playing decent opponents on the road.
Iowa has a good, old-fashioned quarterback controversy on its hands. And this time, it actually IS a controversy (as opposed to a competition or a simple platoon) because Hawkeye fans are livid over Kirk Ferentz’s decision to bench Rick Stanzi today.
It did seem odd to leave Jake Christensen in the game for the entire second half. He’s not very good, and the offense needed a boost that he is generally unable to provide.
I think Stanzi upset the coaches by not running out the clock at the end of the first half. Instead, he chose to pass the ball.
I suspect Iowa’s quarterback problems will prevent the team from being very good this year. They’ll be fortunate to have a winning record, in my opinion.