The infatuation with Bobby Farnham, Worley’s rotation spot & more in Today’s TIOPSDailyFive
TIOPS DAILY FIVE
*Rumblings, Musings, Opinions*
1. Bobby Farnham is a great guy who is one of those give it everything he has charlie hustle type players you root for. However, the media obsession surrounding him has become something else in the Pittsburgh media market. It’s like he has 10 agents right now. Farnham might have a career in Pittsburgh as a 14th forward at best but he’s one those players who would get exposed quickly that he’s not an NHL player once he starts playing, six, seven games in a row.
2. Henrik Lundqvist
on Wednesday night improved to 6-1 all-time in Game 7’s with a 0.97 GAA and .926 save percentage. In the last 10 games in which the Rangers have faced elimination at the Garden, Lundqvist has a perfect 10-0 record and a 0.96 goals-against-average, according to the New York Post. Lundqvist is going to go down as one of the All-Time greats when it’s all said and done. Regardless of the fact he hasn’t won a Championship yet, Lundqvist is right up there with Patrick Roy and Dominik Hasek as one of the greats to play the position over the last 25 years.
3. Vance Worley
in potentially his last start with the Pirates (for now), lasted just four innings in a 4-2 loss to the Phillies today. Worley allowed 8 hits, 3 runs and threw 81 pitches, 46 for strikes. What Worley did on the mound today wasn’t going to have any bearing on him keeping his rotation spot as the Pirates have already determined that Jeff Locke will stay in the rotation with Charlie Morton’s set to rejoin the Major League club any day now, but Worley failed to capitalize on his opportunity with Morton out and put heat on Jeff Locke or even Morton who isn’t a sure thing and as inconsistent as they get.
4. Pedro Alvarez
— one extra-base hit in his last nine games, now has a batting line of .202/.300/.394 on the season. More of the same.
5. The Penguins tried to be funny on twitter today and got trolled by the Discovery Channel of all places: