Originally written on Metstradamus  |  Last updated 5/4/13
First off, I want to make sure that I cover the beginning of the game and give proper due to John Buck, Lucas Duda, and Marlon Byrd. All three hit home runs before the ninth inning. Buck keeps his hot start to the season alive with a two run home run. Lucas Duda's home run came in the next inning and proved that he can stop being so damn streaky and hit a home run every once in a while (and hit some baseballs with authority). And Marlon Byrd, well I don't know where his home run came from but it was clutch, terrific, and all that with a side of chips (or an apple if you prefer a healthier alternative with your "all that".) Now, the rest of the game. The bullpen was interesting tonight. Shaun Marcum only went four and a third, meaning that the 'pen needed to get at least 16 outs. But go figure that they were, for the most part, okay. Scott Rice threw one pitch in the game and got Freddie Freeman to fly out. Brandon Lyon came in for relief against the righty, and his first pitch w...
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