21 June 2011

Mustangs Pound Voyagers

I guess as payback for last night everything went badly for the Voyagers, but mainly they had wild pitchers, when they found the plate the batters hit the ball well—home runs for Jovan Gonzalez and Devin Lohman—for a total of 17 runs by the bottom of the 6th.

The Voyager infield didn't help their cause very much either, but bad hops and shortstops falling down took a toll as well.

Stalin Gerson, from the Dominican Republic, looked very sharp as the Mustang starter, 6 very good innings, he looked like he was throwing in the 90s, but sadly, they do not have anything on the scoreboard that tells us how fast the pitchers are throwing. The defense looked a little sharper tonight and Gerson contributed to that as well, starting a neat 1-6-3 double play and outrunning the batter to first base on one of those in-between rollers between the first baseman and the pitcher. An unusual first name, Stalin, suggests that his parents left Cuba at some time, and instead of heading for Miami, they headed for the Dominican Republic. Good to have on our side. I wonder why he wasn't used that much last year?

The home team was the beneficiary of some doubtful scoring calls just like last night. A couple guys were hit by pitches right after a home run but nobody got excited about that. Kelly, the manager, behaved himself. But then I left at the end of the 6th. Maybe we need some way of getting over these blow-outs as even the home-plate umpire was calling some really high pitches strikes in the latter part of the game.

2 comments:

Recovering Lutheran said...

...a total of 17 runs by the bottom of the 6th...

I blame global warmin-, ah, climate change.

Ken & Carol said...

I remember an old GP who always referred his sick patients with a possible diagnosis of cancer of the spleen.

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