06 September 2011

Mustangs Win 7-0; One Game Behind With Two To Play

Lots of Mustangs looked good tonight: the starter, Tony Cingrani, carrying on after his last no-hit, 13 strikeout outing, allowed just 3 hits in 6 innings with 10 strikeouts; Vicioso is hitting and catching well; Maddox (15), Arias (7) and Dickinson (2) hit some awesome home runs and some doubles too. Maddox is making the infielders look good with his scoops and tags at first base, and the outfield is chasing down a lot of flyballs. So the pitchers, including Gonzalez and Braun tonight, relative newcomers, are pitching well and the hitters are hitting well. Not sure where Sean Buckley is these days. He didn't play tonight and Robert Maddox passed him in the home run hit parade. I guess his position is fairly safe, so Pat Kelly is seeing what the others can do. Kurt Waldrop has been playing well in right field and has a team-leading 9 triples—three times more than anyone else on the team, and a team-leading 21 doubles, as well as a respectable 5 home runs.

I should have said in the headline that if Helena can hold on to beat the Voyagers tonight, then Billings will be one game behind with two to play. This they did, beating Great Falls 8-2.

So, if Great Falls wins their two remaining games it won't make any difference what the Mustangs do. If they lose one and win one, and the Mustangs win both of their remaining games they wind up in a tie, but the Mustangs have the better record for the tie-breaker. If the Voyagers lose both, then the Mustangs need only win one to tie. If the Mustangs lose both then it doesn't make any difference what the Voyagers do. I think that is all the possible permutations, right? [If they both win one and lose one, then the Voyagers are still ahead, I forgot to mention, got it?]

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