Monday, November 3, 2014

11/2/14- Moscone

What a day for a ball game, and I am not just saying that because I actually got to play or because it was amazing out or that we had 20 guys show up or that...well, maybe it was all those things but it was more too.

The field was in great shape, the mound was exquisite.  Greg started for the homers and Satch went for the visitors.  The day opened with a couple of runs, and then a couple answered back and we thought we were into a real see-saw game.  It was a nice thought.

The early innings saw the score tied at 4's, and then we went ahead, and they went ahead and then, well the wheels came off.  The homers realized the true potential of their line up and started tearing us to shreds.  Then we started tearing ourselves to shreds, and that didn't help things.

There were a couple of 5-6 out innings, but mostly, the homers were just knocking the cover off the ball.  I think there were at least 7 hits to the left center gap along with several line drives up the middle.  I felt a little sore from lack of use, but I was making my pitches for the most part.; they were hitting strikes.

Some may have thought the homers had a loaded line up, you be the judge: Rojas, Powell, Adam, Greg, Coney Island James, Nero, Tim, Phelps, Mitch, and New Guy Ryan.  Not a lot of hopes for easy outs in any of those batters.

Greg bowed to Brian Phelps after 6, and then Mitch came into close the door for the 8th and 9th.  Satch stayed into absorb the complete game loss, with a final score of 12-7?


* The home team had at least 20 hits

* I announced with the first and second and Rojas up that it was the at bat of my life.  Tony promptly laid down a perfect bunt, which I promptly threw into right field.  The next time he was up, I re-announced that THIS was the at bat of my life.....

* James hit a home run that I tracked with the ol' Google maps, ~415 feet...see below.... impressive....we were all telling him to slow down as he trucked around the bases, and then he stopped and walked back to third, confused as to why he was being held up.  Once it was all cleared up, he trotted home as he should have.

* I think I had 5 or 6 strike outs, which were well needed

* Tim, Bob and Jimmy did the catching, thanks to all

* Everyone who didn't slide was treated to the chorus, "SLIDE ELVIN!"

* Apologies to Ryan for the broken bat

* One of the quickest games we have ever had, considering the score.  Started around 1:20 and we were done before 4:00.

* Nick made a nice unassisted double play when we really needed it.

* The visitors first three hits were to right field

* The entire home team pitching trio did a great job of not allowing any real well struck balls, I can say for myself that I popped out/grounded out four times

* Bob was hit in the spine, looked like it hurt

* I hit Ryan with an wild curve, in the ass, best place for it

* Sorry to hear that last week only 10 people showed up, come on MBC we can do better than that.

* Jersey Joe made a great running catch in center

* The East coast was well represented

* The shadow of the tree in right made throws to first base a challenge all day.  Kudos to Lattig and Adam for the plays they made

* I hit a triple the first at bat, and slid into third, because that. is. what. you. do....

See you all real soon.

S. Paige

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