“But soon,” he cried, with sad and solemn enthusiasm, “I shall die, and what I now feel be no longer felt. Soon these burning miseries will be extinct. I shall ascend my funeral pile triumphantly, and exult in the agony of the torturing flames. The light of that conflagration will fade away; my ashes will be swept into the sea by the winds. My spirit will sleep in peace; or if it thinks, it will not surely think thus. Farewell.”
He sprung from the cabin-window, as he said this, upon the ice-raft which lay close to the vessel. He was soon borne away by the waves, and lost in darkness and distance.
With Springfield off tonight, let’s see if I managed the DFR more effectively than the Cardinals manage their 40 man roster. HEY-YOO!
Memphis 3, Nashville 1
- A pitcher I’d rather not name struck out 5 in 5 innings of 4 hit ball. He only gave up 1 ER while inducing 7 groundouts.
- Charlie Manning, the 4th spawn of Archie, picked up 1.2 innings of work. Striking out 2, he also was hit twice.
- Royce Ring continues to bide his time until Tony ‘right-hand batters’ one of his two LOOGYs into retirement for his shot. He worked an inning with 1 H, 1 BB and 1 K.
- The Destroyer faced 4 batters and struck out 3 of them for the save. This makes so much more sense now with the likely Piniero 5 year extension somewhere on the horizon.
- Tony LaRussa’s top catching prospect went deep.
- David Freese returned to Memphis a beaten man, but didn’t let that get in the way of a 1 for 3 day with an RBI.
- Tyler Greene and Nick Stavinoha both went 1 for 4, Stavinfection picking up an RBI and a double in the process.
- Shane Robinson had a run scored and a single, keeping his average over .400.
- Shaun Garceau was grosseau! He only lasted 2.1 innings with a line of 6 hits, 4 ERs, 1 SO and 2 BBs.
- Samuel Freeman however went one extra batter (2.2 innings) and didn’t allow any runs or hits, striking out 2.
- Richard Castillo gave up 2 runs, only 1 earned and even that one was a gift. A passed ball and a throwing error in the inning allowed both of those runs to come around and score. Castillo went 2 innings, walking 2 and striking out 1.
- Blake King wrapped up the game with a perfect inning.
- Pete Kozma went 0-for-3 with a throwing error, he said with a sinister laugh.
- Jermaine Curtis was 3 for 4 leading off with the teams only RBI.
- Shane Peterson was 2 for 4.
- Colt Sedbrook had a triple, a run scored and an error. And that is it for the offense.
- Two tidbits: Steve Dillard picked up his 413th managerial win and Beloit sounds like a noise you make in the bathtub.
- Kevin Thomas continue the trend of starters who will never get the wins they probably deserve by going 4 innings, giving up 1 unearned run on 2 hits. He struck out 2 and walked 1.
- Hector Cardenas poached the victory with 2 innings 1 run, 3 hit, 3 strikeout baseball.
- Ramon Delgado didn’t yield a hit in his 2 innings. He struck out 3 and walked 2.
- Casey Mulligan would like a do-over for the 1 batter in his inning he didn’t strikeout (2 Ks) and for that goofy pressbox photo he has.
- Quad Cities busted out 13 hits.
- Paul Cruz crushed a homer for one of his 2 hits. He was also caught stealing and picked off first.
- Blake Murphy and Domnit Bolivar were 2 for 4 each. Bolivar was caught stealing and picked off while Murphy had 2 RBIs.
- Niko Vasquez has a few guilty pleasures. One of which is Cheetos. For him, today’s game was a special honor to be in the hometown of the original snackfood that would launch the industry, Korn Kurls. With such reverence, he went 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored. And no errors, Petey.
- Chris Swauger had his attitude knocked down a peg with a fielding error but boosted right back up with a 2 for 4 day and a run scored.
That’s it for your DFR. Hopefully I won’t lose that Sam Freeman line from tonight to the Rule 5 draft for $50k and a song.