30 June 2011

Mustangs Win a Close One 8-7


This was a back and forth game, with pitching and hitting important for both teams. I managed to watch and score the whole game so you know it had to be worthwhile. The difference was back to back home runs by Nick O'Shea and Adam Muenster to lead off the bottom of the 6th, and two innings of relief work by James Allen in the 8th and 9th. Leading 8-6, Allen looked a little shaky to start the 8th, giving up 3 hits in a row, but only one run before settling down, and then looking great in the 9th. He gets a well-deserved save and Carlos Contreras gets the win as he was the pitcher when O'Shea and Muenster unloaded. There was some pretty good fielding in the outfield as well as the infield tonight and the manager managed to keep his mouth shut. That is the good news for tonight.

The bad news that I heard from Ryan Schuller—he is easy to listen to, and actually calls the pitches where they really are as I listened tonight while watching the game—on the way home is that our pitching staff ace, Stalin Gerson, scheduled to pitch tomorrow night, has been promoted to Dayton. These things happen when you are at the bottom of the totem pole. But not to worry as Tony Cingrani from Rice University has been added to the roster and will probably pitch tomorrow evening. Erik Miller from TCU, both of these guys 3rd round draft picks, also joins the team.

Added later:

[1 July 11: Sorry friends, I wrote this in a hurry last night. Of course I should have mentioned, somewhere, that the Mustangs played the Brewers from Helena, last year's Pioneer League champions. I also forgot to mention the continued good hitting by Dayne Read. He drove in a couple of runs with a single after a critical Brewer infield error. In fact, now that I think about it, there were a couple of critical Brewer infield errors. I should have also mentioned that Ryan Schuller is the smooth radio broadcaster on KYSX,
FM 105.1. Is this high class or what, baseball on the FM channel?]

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