More Micah Owings (a couple of days late)

I have been following Diamondbacks rookie pitcher, Micah Owings, since he was drafted from Tulane, the university I attended.  Micah has been kind of like the little girl with the little curl in the nursery rhyme:  When he’s good, he’s very, very good, and when he’s bad, he’s horrid.  Before Tuesday night’s game, his outings over the previous month had all resulted in losses, or no-decisions, and the last couple of starts, in particular, were painful to watch.  However, on Tuesday night, as the Diamondbacks struggle to keep their lead for the NL West pennant over the Padres, Micah pitched a GEM.  It was a complete game two-hit shutout.  Him giving the entire bullpen a day of rest proved to be extremely valuable last night, as Doug Davis only went 4 2/3 innings, and we needed four relief pitchers, plus Valverde as closer, to pull out the win.

I’m going to ask for a Owings jersey for Christmas.      

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About Karen Joy

I'm a partially-homeschooling mother of six -- 3 boys ages 19, 17 and 15 years old, and three girls: 11, 8, and 3. I like birding, reading, writing, organic gardening, singing, playing guitar, hiking, the outdoors, and books. I very casually lead a very large group of homeschooling families in the Phoenix area. I have a dear hubby who designs homes for a local home builder and who is the worship pastor of our church. I live in the desert, which I used to hate, but now appreciate.

Posted on September 20, 2007, in Arizona, Baseball, Sports Stuff. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. I agree Karen but those are the rules. Sometimes Jose V. ties my stomach in knots but that’s all part of the game.

  2. Ah, Ronni, you’ve warmed my heart!!!! Usually, my baseball musings pass with no comment. Most of the folks who regularly visit here do not do so for the baseball. 🙂 Only one on my blogroll, dancingboysmom/lifeasitis, really likes baseball (that I’m aware of), but she likes the Tigers. 😉

    Jose ties my stomach in knots, too, but then I remind myself that he has the most saves of any closer in the majors, and he’s GOOD. He’s not perfect, but he’s darn good. But those “not perfect” moments can sure cause some 9th inning angst.

  3. Ah, Ronni! I just realized something. You’re responding to the post I made on azcentral about the one game where Micah pitched fantastic, then Valverde blew the save, but came back and got the win…

  4. Karen,
    I want you to know that we love you from the bottom of our collective hearts, BUT your D-backs are just in the way of the Rockies right now. The Rocks won 11 in a row (a franchise record), and then the D-backs came to town. We have a slim shot at the Wild Card now, but I think your guys have to stay in the dugout for that to happen.

  5. I hope you understand, Steve, that I really want the Rockies (and the Padres) to die slow, painful deaths. 😛 Last night, with the DBacks win over the Rockies, we secured a playoffs berth, at the worst, the wildcard… Yay!!!

  6. Man, where’s the love? 😉

  7. Hmmm. It’s Rockies 3, Phillies 0, in the third. They’re coming to getcha….

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