Thursday, October 3, 2013

9/22/13 Big Rec

Sorry this is a bit behind the times, but things have a way of getting away from Satch sometimes.  It was a great game, well, if you were on the home team anyway.  Satch had been saving up mojo since the San Quentin game that never was, and that plus another three weeks of not playing baseball put me in a good position.

For the first five innings, I had a no hitter going.  Adam was calling a hell of a game and I had some pep usually not present in my shoulder that helped make the fastball look strong enough that everyone swung at the change ups I was throwing.  Either way, I got throw the full 9,  which was an honor.

It was nice to have some really solid defense, I think Sonny at SS, Mitch in center and new guy from Coney Island, James, accounted for about 90% of the put outs.   All I had to do was keep throwing strikes and they did the rest.

Greg started for the visitors, and he did fine, as he always does.  But holes in the defense were found, and we scored some runs and then some more.  The game was never really lose, and Tony came in to mop up after Greg, and seemed unusually wild, I think he hit Ed two-three times in one at bat.  Or maybe he jsut doesn't like Ed....

It was such a beautiful day that when the regular nine innings ended, we thought hey, why not keep playing, give the visitors a chance to hit, stretch out the day.  Well, sometimes you play a little too much, the bottom of the ninth for the homers ran on and on and by the time the third out was in the books, half the visiting team had gone home, and the other half didn't give a shit about batting again.

So in theory, the game might still be open, they deserved their final at bats.

Score: 13-2?


* Not too much I can remember, other than it felt good to have command of my pitches

* Elvin showed up in a Red Sox uniform, and was threatened by each and every A's fan out there

* The day was amazingly beautiful.  The parking was amazingly awful

* At bat, I twice hit balls that resulted in inning ending double offs.

* Bob swung at a knuckleball

* I had one nice deep drive that felt very good

* Adam and Ed were great for me behind the dish.

* I can't say enough about my defense that day

* James did a lot with the glove and the bat

* Gaspar had a perfect Gaspar hit

* The A's clinched and we played a ball game, end of story.

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