- Give Lombardozzi time. He's a 22 year old in his first week in the majors. He may end up not being very good but it's been a handful of games. It's not like he's a 25 year old with 1200 major league plate appearances or something.
- Ian Desmond just might be saving his starting role, or at least his "I'm the one to beat" seat with a average August and September. He's been actually decent since hitting leadoff. The main problem with that is his OBP (.333) is still not what you want from a guy leading off. This has all the makings of an issue to be in 2012.
- It's gonna be hard for Strasburg to get to 70 pitches if you don't let him get to 60. Ok Davey, listen. The average inning in the NL is 16 pitches or so. The average Strasburg inning is 14 pitchers or so. Granted he looked worse against Houston but by pulling him 13 pitches away from his limit you are basically saying you have no faith you can get even a decent inning out of him. (Against the corpse of Carlos Lee, maybe ok Brian Bogusevic and career non-starter Matt Downs, no less) At this rate Strasburg won't start any inning if he's within 20 pitches of 70.
- While everyone is waiting for Danny to break-out of his slump, WIlson Ramos quietly has picked himself back up. .385 / .500 / .577 in September. That is very important because Derek Norris really floundered in AA this year. It's hard to see how he'd be up in the majors soon.