12 July 2010
Burgos Throttles Mustangs for Seven Innings; Mustangs Erupt for 8 runs in 8th Inning. Amazing.
Daniel Tuttle was apparently going to take the loss, though he didn't do that badly, 2 runs and 7 hits in 5 innings. The real responsibility for the loss should have gone to the Mustang hitters. They just couldn't solve Señor Burgos' offerings. In 7 innings he allowed only 3 hits, and struck out 10 with a variety of speeds and a biting slider that was effective against both right and left handed batters.
The outfield was apparently a little slippery or maybe some of the players were unfamiliar with the positions they were playing. This was true of both teams.
Behind 4-0 going into the bottom of the 8th the Mustangs managed two hit batsmen and a walk and an error in the 8th which led to their first run. Another error with the bases loaded led to two more runs. Sean Conner then walks instead of striking out to load the bases again. They managed to bat around without a hit, scoring three runs, bases loaded, and two outs. Then Sr. Santos gets walked to tie the game 4-4. This leads to the 2nd pitching change of the inning, Robert Currie coming in. Sr. Burgos is in the dugout, softly cursing, having just been removed from a possible win and a league-leading 3-0 record. Cristobal Rodriguez hits the left field wall and clears the bases with a double. Score 7-4. What a fantastic explosion of an inning. Another hit by Theo Bowe scores Rodriguez. Mustangs 8-4. This brings up Hamilton who strikes out. What an inning. 8 runs, two hits, two hit batsmen, two errors and 3 walks.
Now I simply must listen to the ninth inning as the Mustangs are trying to win their 5th game in a row. Though the Mustangs were out hit 13 to 5 the game is decided on runs not hits and bad bullpen pitching and a couple of critical errors for the Brewers. Pat Doyle pitched the ninth and mowed them down. The Mustangs are falling all over themselves with glee at the outcome. Tomorrow they get a day off to travel to Idaho Falls. I would imagine Head Coach Delino DeShields will be buying the beer tonight. Joe Bloch calls another great game.